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8th Sep

The fresh SW continued and seawatching was again the order of the day. Balearic Shearwaters were the main event again with another 55 birds passing west during the day along with 95 Common Scoters, 1170 Gannets, 36 Ringed Plovers, six Mediterranean Gulls, an excellent total of 1729 Sandwich Terns, five Little Terns, 185 Common Terns, a Black Tern, a Great Skua and 40 Arctic Skuas. Two second-summer Caspian Gulls were seen on the beach.

Five Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.