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10th Jan

The wet and windy weather returned with a vengeance today and limited observations to 2.5hrs of seawatching in the morning. Even here it was fairly disappointing with a steady passage of Kittiwakes and auks at first but this soon fizzled out and we were left with another feeding frenzy offshore with thousands of Cormorants dominating the scene. Three Mediterranean Gulls and three Caspian Gulls were seen but the latter all seemed to be individuals that have been around for a few days.