• 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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I was stood on my doorstep having a coffee this morning when a small bird flew across the garden and landed on the ground about 3 metres away. It was a Yellow-browed Warbler! My views were fleeting and given the late date, I couldn't rule out Hume's. 5 hours in the rain and wind passed before I saw it again feeding nearby on the ground among rushes and brambles. The light was appalling, but I felt reasonably confident that I could rule out Hume's. As I entered my house at dusk, the bird called several times from the Hebe in our back garden, thus confirming it was a Yellow-brow, Barra's first ever December record.