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30th December

In gale force  south by south-east winds there was another excellent seawatch. The upchannel passage of Brent Goose gathered strength with 1165 counted along with 14 Shelducks, 24 Wigeon, Most other birds were moving west and included 21 Fulmars, three Sooty Shearwaters, 1163 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, an excellent 17 Great Skuas, 574 Kittiwakes,12 Little Gulls, a Sandwich Tern and 1104 Guillemots.
The first-winter Caspian Gull was still present.
Two Chiffchaffs were seen in the bushes.

A Grey Seal was also seen.