• 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, 13th May 2024. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
Late news of a Hawfinch seen in Village Bay yesterday. 3 House Martins, 4 Redwings and a Grasshopper Warbler were also there

Sielebost, Isle of Harris
A Velvet Scoter and 40 Common Scoters were offshore this morning

Kirkibost, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis
Late news of a *Great White Egret* seen there yesterday

Aird an Runair, North Uist
2 Curlew Sandpipers, 8 Whimbrel and 3 Brent Geese were there mid-afternoon

Benbecula Golf Course
A Little Egret was there late afternoon

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A Garganey was there this morning

Carnan, South Uist
A Common Redpoll was visiting a garden there

South Ford, South Uist
A Curlew Sandpiper was again opposite Hebridean Jewellery

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Hawfinch & Grasshopper Warbler (C) St Kilda Rangers
What must surely be the same two drake Mandarins that were here in summer '22 have reappeared. They spent the day exploring the rooftops and chimney pots of Nask, occasionally popping over to Castlebay to feed with the Indian Runner Ducks, just like they did last time!
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