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27th July

Most of the days coverage involved seawatching where over six hours of observations provided a Sooty Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwaters and three Manx Shearwaters, 22 Knot, 113 Kittiwakes, 90 Sandwich Terns, three Little Terns and an Arctic Skua of note. Four juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were also feeding at the fishing boats.

Birds passing overhead included 580 Swifts and 170 Sand Martins.

Four Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.