• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all such instances to Defra (03459 335577). RSPB and Nature Scot are working together to collate all records of birds with suspected avian influenza on the islands. If you see a suspected case of avian influenza please email a record to robyn.stewart@rspb.org.uk, including date, species (if known) and location.
  • 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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23rd December 2018

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Balivanich, Benbecula
The female type Velvet Scoter was still off shore this morning. A female Common Scoter was also there

Loch Tangasdail, Barra
The Coot was again on the loch early afternoon

Ardmhor, Barra
2 Common Scoter and 6 Slavonian Grebes were off shore this morning
 

MisterT

Always Birding
At Kilpheder there was a mixed of 40+ Goldfinch, 20+ twite and 10+ Linnet and the Rook was still on the beach with the hoodies

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