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Local weather


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3rd Oct

It was very wet and windy overnight but this had dropped away by the morning and the offshore passage was reduced but still fairly eventful. The best on offer were a single Balearic Shearwater, 792 Gannets, a Shag, 22 Mediterranean Gulls, 449 Sandwich Terns, four Great Skuas and 74 Arctic Skuas. Two first-winter Caspian Gulls were on the beach, a Hobby flew along the beach and two Rock Pipits were also of note.

A check of the land produced a Merlin, 35 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps and a Lesser Whitethroat of interest.

Four Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, there were ten Cattle Egrets with the cattle in the fields at Boulderwall farm.