A decent day of seawatching produced 831 Brent Geese, four Shelduck, three Mallard, 57 Teal and 195 Common Scoters, 519 Gannets, 79 Kittiwakes, 11 Mediterranean Gulls (east), two Great Skuas, 17 Arctic Skuas and the surprise of the day in the form of an adult Glaucous Gull which flew east at 0930hrs.
There were also a few birds on the land and including 30 Chiffchaffs and 30 Song Thrushes while a Rock Pipit, 70 Goldfinches and 17 Reed Buntings flew over.
Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
A Beaded Chestnut and five Delicates were the best of a decent overnight catch of moths.
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