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2nd Jan

The morning was spent seawatching with plenty of birds feeding offshore and moving mainly west including six Wigeon, 565 Red-throated Divers, five Fulmars, 200 Gannets, 650 Kittiwakes, two Mediterranean Gulls, a first-winter Caspian Gull and 1600 auks. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and three Chiffchaffs were seen in the Trapping Area.

A Grey Seal was seen offshore.