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2nd Jan

Lots of birds feeding offshore including 240 Great Crested Grebes, three Mediterranean Gulls, two first-winter Caspian Gulls, lots of auks, 80 Red-throated Divers and a Black-throated Diver. For sheer numbers Cormorants certainly dominated the scene with at least 3,000 feeding offshore. On the land, a Dartford Warbler was near the Britannia Inn.