• 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, 27th March 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* and 2 drake Pintail were there again this morning

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
The drake Surf Scoter was there again today. 70 Common Scoter, 83 Long-tailed Duck, and 7 Slavonian Grebes were also present

Bornish, South Uist
A male Hawfinch was visiting a garden there this morning
Couple of pics of the hawfinch in my garden. Also a chiffchaff since Sunday.

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