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18th Dec

Seawatching through the morning and early afternoon produced 22 Brent Geese, 17 Shovelers, three Gadwalls, 52 Wigeon, six Mallard, a Velvet Scoter, 945 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, a Knot, 13 Mediterranean Gulls, three Great Skuas and 3000 auks. A first-winter Caspian Gull, a Sandwich Tern and 7150 Cormorants were also seen offshore. A Black Redstart was seen along the power station wall.

A Porpoise and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.