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25th Sep

The strong NW winds with frequent heavy rain continue and are making it hard to find any birds of interest in the difficult conditions. The best the sea could offer was eight Wigeon and six Arctic Skuas offshore and a Yellow-legged Gull on the beach. It was extremely quiet in the bushes and visible migration was reduced with just three Grey Wagtails, 120 Meadow Pipits, three Redpolls and 120 Siskins of note. Two Merlins were hunting in the Desert.

Singles of Porpoise, Grey Seal and Common Seal were feeding offshore.