• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd December 2022. Updated throughout the day

Garrabost, Lewis
4 *European White-fronted Geese* (2 adults + 2 juveniles) and a single Pink-footed Goose were there today

Baleshare, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the beach there today

Snishival, South Uist
A Little Egret was there this morning

Loch Bornish, South Uist
A female Pochard was seen there today

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Female Pochard (C) John Kemp
Three not so common ducks seen on the same day here on South Uist; a female Pintail on Loch Ardvule, a drake Goosander on Loch a Chnoic Bhuide, Howmore, and a female Common Scoter just offshore at Peninerine
Two Redpoll visiting the garden today one of which is a male Common Redpoll that spent last December here too.

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