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Local weather


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22nd Nov

With fine, clear conditions it was much quieter on the sea and there were barely any birds passing overhead. Notable birds on the land included eight Chiffchaffs and five Dartford Warblers. The juvenile Sabine's Gull was feeding at the Patch this afternoon along with four Little Gulls and another 21 birds flew west this morning. Gannets, 11 Mediterranean Gulls and 251 Razorbills also trickled west offshore.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore.

A Clouded Yellow butterfly was seen near the Old Lighthouse.