And so it goes on - more wind, lots more rain and few birds. Four hours of seawatching produced two Red-breasted Mergansers, 850 Gannets, a Marsh Harrier arriving from the east, a Grey Plover, two Mediterranean Gulls, 27 Little Gulls, 141 Sandwich Terns, three Great Skuas and 11 Arctic Skuas. The German colour-ringed Caspian Gull was seen again at the fishing boats.
Twenty Chiffchaffs, a Firecrest, a Ring Ouzel and a Wheatear where among the few grounded migrants whilst a Brambling, 400 Goldfinches, 21 Siskins and six Redpolls flew over.
Two Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.
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