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21st May

With a howling SW gale blowing all day seawatching was the only sensible option but even here it was slow going. Watching for 8.5 hrs produced a very notable total of 60 Manx Shearwaters and also a Great Northern Diver but very little else other than 32 Fulmars, nine Swifts and 13 House Martins.

A Grey Seal and three Porpoises were seen offshore and also a dolphin sp, thought most likely to be a Bottle-nose