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Surf Scoter still with Long-tailed Ducks off Allasdale this afternoon. 2 Fieldfares near by were my first on Barra for a few weeks.
The recent wet, windy and cold weather saw 7 Chaffinch (3 males, 4 females) in the garden on the same day earlier in the month, a scace visitor to Askernish. Of the 3 males, 2 had been ringed elsewhere at opposite points of the compass. The first had been ringed in Uigen, Lewis on 31-July-2019 (Duration 865 days distance 117km), the second at Buaile nam Bodach, Barra on 16-October-2021 (Duration 58 days Distance 25km).

The female Blackcap is still visiting