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7th Oct

Most of the interest was offshore but even here the numbers were low. Over six hours of watching produced five Balearic Shearwaters, five Sooty Shearwaters, 80 Sandwich Terns, three Arctic Skuas and 241 Razorbills passing through and four Caspian Gulls and two Yellow-legged Gulls around the beach. Finches moved through in decent numbers with 850 Linnets, 1350 Goldfinches and six Siskins along with 450 Swallows, 66 Pied Wagtails and a Rock Pipit.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.