• 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, 10th November 2021. Updated throughout the day

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there this morning. 61 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also in the area

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:00-10:10
Weather: Wind WNW-NW f 4-5. Mostly bright and sunny. Temp 8-10c.

A 2hr seawatch this morning produced 7 Whooper Swans (S), 5 Long-tailed Duck (4S 1N), 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 6 Great Northern Divers (S), 5 Gannets (S), 19 Shag (6S 13N), and 2 Kilttiwakes (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 70, Gadwall 5, Wigeon 58, Mallard 85, Teal 19, Tufted Duck 23, Red-breasted Merganser 7, Cormorant 26, Hen Harrier 1, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 9, Black-tailed Godwit 58, Purple Sandpiper 14, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 1, Skylark 1, Meadow Pipit 9, and Chaffinch 1. At least 3 Snow Buntings were there late morning


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A Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Common Chiffchaffs and a Siskin were by the football pitch at Castlebay this morning.