• When here in the Outer Hebrides and looking at a bird, have you ever wondered how rare it is? The status of all species can vary enormously from island to island. How rare is Shoveler on Barra, has Stock Dove been seen on Harris, does Dotterel occur on Benbecula in the autumn, and how common is Blue Tit on North Uist? Well, fret no longer! The Status and Distribution of birds here on the Outer Hebrides has been completely updated and summarised for every species and each of the main islands and outliers. Available as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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hooded merganser

  1. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jill Pilkington
  2. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jill Pilkington
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th April 2018. Sightings updated throughout the day. Loch Paible, North Uist A 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was at Loch Paible this morning. Balranald, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was at Loch a' Roe, Balranald. Nearby a Willow...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th April 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The adult drake ***Hooded Merganser*** is still on the fire pond, Hirta. [Note:- the observers on St Kilda have yet to detect any rings on its legs] Drake Hooded Merganser courtesy of...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Hooded Merganser*** has returned to the fire pond on Hirta after an absence of a couple of days Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Weather: Wind ENE F5-6, 8/8 cloud, quite dull, temp 3.5...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th March 2018. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Hooded Merganser*** is still to be found on the fire pond, Hirta Hooded Merganser, St Kilda courtesy of Soay Sheep Project Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull seen there today...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th March 2018. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda An adult drake ***Hooded Merganser*** has been seen on Fire Pond, Hirta today Hooded Merganser, courtesy of the Soay Sheep project, St Kilda Stornoway, Isle of lewis 12 Iceland...
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