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The Surf Scoter was still off Allasdale, relatively close in for once. At least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Common Chiffchaffs were still around the football pitch at Castlebay. A Woodcock collided with a window at Morghan, but despite being dazed for a few moments, didn't seem any the worse for its encounter and flew off strongly when released soon after.
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