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Local weather


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5th Jan

A better morning for weather and still lots of birds passing offshore mainly during the first couple of hours of daylight and large numbers of gulls feeding offshore. Of note among the birds moving west were eight Wigeon, 560 Kittiwakes, 280 Mediterranean Gulls, three Fulmars, 500 Guillemots, 110 Razorbills, 200 auks sp and 300 Red-throated Divers. Among the large numbers of gulls feeding along the shoreline again were at least eight Caspian Gulls (five first-winters and three second-winters) and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull.

A check of the land produced a Jack Snipe, three Snipe and a Chiffchaff of note

Four Grey Seals and a Common Seal were also feeding just offshore.