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The Fieldfares are still around Askernish as was a flock of 27 Linnet, probably newly arrived. A Slavonian Grebe was on Loch Bornish and the Coot is still in the north arm of West Loch Ollay
2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Brevig today, the first February record for Barra. Also a Common Chiffchaff there.
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The drake r-n duck was on Coot Loch today with 15-20 barnacles at Uachdar Benbecula.

All 3 lesser scaups still on West loch Ollay with 12 barnacles there and a single fieldfare at Howmore.