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15th July

Seawatching in stormy conditions produced a Wigeon, 45 Common Scoters, four Whimbrel, 68 Mediterranean Gulls, four Yellow-legged Gulls, 22 Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Skua and three Manx Shearwaters but the highlight of the day was overhead with at least 2,500 Swifts flying over the Point and out to sea.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.