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Local weather


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16th Dec

Strong southerly winds brought yet more birds offshore with a drake Goosander, 474 Kittiwakes, 14 Mediterranean Gulls, singles of Black-throated and Great Northern Divers and two Pomarine Skuas passing west and more signs of "spring" migration with 511 Brent Geese moving up-channel. Four Caspian Gulls (three 1st-winters and a 2nd-winter) and two Yellow-legged Gulls were also of note.

A Common Seal was feeding offshore.