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8th Jan

And so it goes on. Strong winds meant more seawatching again and a steady stream of birds passing west or feeding offshore. Of note were a Mute Swan, 11 Shelduck, 42 Wigeon, five Pintail, six Grey Plover, 35 Knot, 151 Dunlin (with another 94 on the beach), 600 Kittiwakes, 62 Mediterranean Gulls, at least six Caspian Gulls, a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 816 auks sp, 289 Red-throated Divers, seven Fulmars and 265 Gannets.

A Common Seal and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.