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15th Nov

Yet more very wet and windy weather meant a day of seawatching. A continuous nine-hour session from first light produced 19 Shovelers, six Teal, an Eider, a Velvet Scoter, 146 Common Scoters, four Red-breasted Mergansers, a Black-throated Diver, nine Fulmars, nine Sooty Shearwaters, a Manx Shearwaters, 717 Gannets, 244 Kittiwakes, 144 Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls, 11 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, a Long-tailed Skua, 141 Razorbills and two Puffins of note.

A Grey Seal and two Porpoises were seen offshore.

The best from the mothtraps was another Palpita vitrealis.