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Local weather


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17th Dec

There was a small arrival of birds on the land and a decent movement of birds offshore. The best on offer on the land were seven Chiffchaffs, six Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, a Brambling and three Siskins. Just under four hours of seawatching saw eight Shelducks, five Gadwall, 107 Wigeon, 890 Red-throated Divers, 539 Gannets, 57 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls and around 5,200 auks.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.