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1st Oct

A return to wet and windy conditions produced another excellent seawatch with the obvious highlight being a total of five Leach's Petrels. There was considerable back up in the form of 19 Sooty Shearwaters, 20 Balearic Shearwaters, three Manx Shearwaters, two Great Skuas and 59 Arctic Skuas of note whilst the bulk numbers were provided by 2950 Gannets, 1306 Sandwich Terns and 498 auks

A Wheatear was sheltering around the fishing boats.

Six Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore again.