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Local weather


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8th Nov

The wind and rain continues and virtually restricted any coverage to the sea. Two sessions totaling 7.25 hrs produced an Eider, a Sooty Shearwater, a Manx Shearwater, 1005 Gannets, a Purple Sandpiper, 451 Kittiwakes, seven Little Gulls, three Mediterranean Gulls and 269 Razorbills moving west. Three Caspian Gulls and two Arctic Terns were feeding along the beach.

The only landbirds of any note were 400 Goldfinches.

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.