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14th Jan

Another thoroughly miserable day with very strong winds and almost continuous rain until late afternoon. Seawatching was the only realistic option but even here the sea was not really visible for much of the day. When the rain did finally stop there was a strong westerly passage of Kittiwakes along with five Mediterranean Gulls and two Great Skuas. Checks through the large numbers of gulls feeding along the beach produced four Caspian Gulls.

A Grey Seal was also seen.