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Rose-coloured starling still at Ardvule this morning though mobile with starling flocks. Also a nice adult little gull there with c20 1st summer Arctic terns and 10 1st summer knot.

cheers, Andrew

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3 Crossbills were at Bruernish this morning. At least 7 Arctic Skuas, c20 Great Skuas, hundreds of Gannets and Kittiwakes and thousands of auks were feeding off of Leanish this afternoon along with at least 5 species of cetacean.