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24th Oct

Fresh SW winds and frequent heavy rain made things difficult. Most of the interest was offshore where over three hours of watching produced two Balearic Shearwaters, 873 Gannets, a Little Stint, 214 Little Gulls, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 75 Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Tern, two Arctic Skuas and 517 Razorbills. A Hen Harrier and two Short-eared Owls were also seen. Other birds passing overhead included 14 Swallows, 80 "alba" Wagtails, 190 Meadow Pipits, two Rock Pipits, a Brambling, 590 Linnets, 1960 Goldfinches and 19 Siskins. Grounded migrants were almost non-existent.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen.