• 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, 25th February 2023. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there again this afternoon. 4 *European White-fronted Geese* were nearby at Fivepenny

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
A drake Surf Scoter was seen there early afternoon

Leverbrugh, Isle of Harris
An adult Glaucous Gull was in the harbour area late afternoon and a juvenile was to the south in the Sound of Harris

Howmore, South Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull was on the beach this morning
1st winter Little Gull at Traigh Mhor this morning and a Jackdaw at Eoligarry. A male Blackcap has been seen in a garden at Nask recently.
Little Gull