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A mixed flock of c80 Greenland White-fronts and c20 Greylags flew NW over Northbay at 8.15 this morning. Several more flocks of Whooper Swans passed through during the day including a flock of c100 through the Sound of Barra late afternoon. Our first migrant Chiffchaff of the season was at Northbay and a Jackdaw flew high south there. A Snow Bunting and the Little Gull were at Traigh Mhor this evening and a Water Rail was at Cuithir.