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Local weather


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19th Oct

A fresh, but very warm, south-westerly breeze brought a decent movement of seabirds during the morning with 1230 Gannets, 230 Kittiwakes, ten Little Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, 187 Sandwich Terns, four Great Skuas, ten Arctic Skuas, 257 Guillemots and 1527 Razorbills. A first-winter Arctic Tern was feeding at the Patch this evening. A Marsh Harrier and two Merlins were also seen offshore. Very little on the land again although 130 Pied Wagtails came into the power station complex to roost.

Two Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

At Boulderwall the flock of Cattle Egrets increased again with at least 16 birds present and the two Glossy Ibis still showing well at times.