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I got a call this morning, (Aug 26TH) from one of the guys who works at Kinetic, South Uist. He had picked up a Swift from a puddle and had it in a cardboard box. I headed up there to collect the bird hoping that it was a pallid Swift, but unfortunately it wasn't. It did have pale fringes to the flight feathers though which indicated that the bird was an immature. Apart from being slightly bedraggled it seemed okay and on reaching Liniclate on my way home, I checked on it. It was visibly eager to get going and so I rested it in the palm of my open hands and after a few seconds it was off and last seen hawking insects over the Liniclate/Torlum area.
A few more to add to the total. On 24th about a dozen were over Askernish, four over the North Ford and a single at Hougharry. And today a flock of 12 were around Port Sto (SE of the Butt of Lewis lighthouse). We do get larger numbers over occasionally with half a dozen or so flocks of 30-80.
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