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13th Oct

Most of the days interest was offshore where the highlight was a Grey Phalarope seen off the fishing boats on a couple of occasions. Other decent totals and species included 1283 Brent Geese, five Wigeon, a Pochard, two Velvet Scoters, a Little Egret, three Mediterranean Gulls, six Great Skuas, five Arctic Skuas and 88 Razorbills.

Weather conditions also looked good for a few land birds but it was actually fairly slow going with just 36 Chiffchaffs, four Fieldfares, 20 Song Thrushes, 36 Redwings, a Wheatear and ten Siskin of note.

The Nocmig recorder was deployed last night with the period between 2200hrs and 0400hrs producing 796 Redwing calls along with 13 Fieldfares, 87 Song Thrushes and 13 Blackbirds. A lone Dunlin was the only other call noted.

At least eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen alongside the road this evening.