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24th Sep

There were good numbers of birds around this morning but the strong winds limited ringing activities. Birds passing overhead included a Common Sandpiper, seven Yellow Wagtails, 16 Grey Wagtails, a White Wagtail, 500 Meadow Pipits, four Tree Pipits, two Siskins and 12 Reed Buntings. Grounded migrants included 55 Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Song Thrushes, a Redstart and two Whinchats. There were also some good numbers of birds offshore with two Balearic Shearwaters, a Little Gull, an Arctic Tern, three Black Terns, 37 Arctic Skuas and 160 Razorbills of note.

Four Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.