22nd Feb

A day of strong and ever-increasing westerly winds and frequent drizzle made for pretty unpleasant conditions. Observations were limited to the sea and the Patch with the three Iceland Gulls and a first-winter Caspian Gull at the latter. Several spells of seawatching totaling 3.5hrs produced 12 Velvet Scoters and 50 Fulmars of note along with good numbers of auks and the usual Gannets and Red-throated Divers.