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17th Sep

Another day of chilly north-westerly winds didn't provide many new arrivals on the land, although 120 Chiffchaffs were notable. There was some light overhead passage including five Yellow Wagtail, eight Grey Wagtail and 120 Meadow Pipits. There was some offshore passage in the evening providing some nice highlights including 106 Brent Geese and ten Dunlin west also a Fulmar, five Sooty Shearwaters and four Manx Shearwaters were travelling east. A first-winter Caspian Gull and five Arctic Skuas were loafing about. 

15 Porpoise and two Grey Seal were seen underneath the flocks of feeding Gannets, gulls and Sandwich Terns as they hunted the fish shoals.