A fresh SE wind was blowing overnight and continued through the day and produced some spectacular seabird movements. In terms of sheer numbers 255 Red-throated Divers, 1550 Gannets, at least 2000 Cormorants, 5600 Kittiwakes, 118 Mediterranean Gulls, 38 Sandwich Terns (a remarkable total for mid-December), 4000 Guillemots, 6100 Razorbills and 3000 auks sp were of note. Rarer birds included a first-winter Shag, a first-winter Caspian Gull, a third-winter Yellow-legged Gull, a Great Skua and the highlight of an interesting looking second-winter Iceland Gull.
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