Very cold throughout with plenty of ice around but not much in the way of birds to report other than a Firecrest around the feeding station and over 1000 auks west in a 30-minute session this afternoon. The flock of Linnets on the Point increased to 80 individuals.
Two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
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