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27th Nov

A day of continuous rain and light SW winds proved to be an excellent one for rarities. About the only bird found on the land was a Pallas's Warbler in a private garden. Although the number of birds passing offshore was low the quality was very high with a Leach's Petrel, an adult Sabine's Gull (which ended up at the Patch at dusk), a juvenile Long-tailed Skua and a Puffin. Three Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Tern were also seen and 34 Little Gulls passed through with another 30 birds feeding at the Patch. 

A Common Seal and two Grey Seals were also seen.

Elsewhere, the Green-winged Teal was showing again on Burrowes Pit and a Great Northern Diver was a new arrival on the New Diggings Pit.