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8th Sep

A day of strong winds and frequent torrential rain made observations very difficult. Seawatching was the most sensible option but even here was fairly unproductive with just four Fulmars, 177 Gannets, 15 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, a Black Tern, 212 Sandwich Terns and 113 Common Terns west and the first Red-throated Diver of the year being seen in several hours of recording.
A search of the bushes during a brief break in the weather found five Whinchats but very little else in the way of migrants.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.