• 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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Local Rarity 23rd December 2017


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Loch Mor, Benbecula
A *Little Egret* was again present on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Eider (3S 3N), 6 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Goldeneye (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 4 Great Northern Divers (S), 2 Fulmars (S), 6 Gannets (S), 23 Shag (1S 22N), 29 Kittiwakes (S), 47 Common Gulls (S) and 3 Razorbills (S). Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 66, Shelduck 2, Wigeon 12, Tufted Duck 8, Cormorant 21, Bar-tailed Godwit 12, Curlew 68, Common Gull 140, Great Black-backed Gull 10, Rock Dove 33, Peregrine 1, Rock Pipit 2



Always Birding
The spreading of seaweed as fertiliser on the machair always attracts the birds as it was today at Kildonan. Amongst the 500+ Starlings, 200+ Lapwings and 600+ gulls was a juvenile Glaucous Gull

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