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28th Sep

A fresh SSW wind with occasional showers passing through offshore saw a considerable movement of seabirds with the highlight being a new day count record of 161 Balearic Shearwaters and smashing the previous record of 92. Other, notable sightings were four Sooty Shearwaters, a Manx Shearwater, 1344 Gannets, 148 Kittiwakes, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 600 Sandwich Terns, ten Great Skuas and 58 Arctic SkuasA Merlin, 750 Swallows and two Grey Wagtails were also of note.

Five Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding close inshore at the fishing boats.