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Local weather


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16th Nov

The strong winds and heavy rain continues and seawatching remains the only sensible option. Over seven hours of sheltering at the fishing boats eventually produced five Eiders, 207 Common Scoters, seven Black-throated Divers, eight Fulmars, 1427 Gannets, 615 Kittiwakes, 190 Little Gulls, five Mediterranean Gulls, two Arctic Skuas, 11 Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Tern.

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.