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2nd Aug

The stormy weather shows no signs of letting up and in fact today was probably the worst day for sometime. Virtually all the coverage concerned seawatching with 11.5hrs of watching producing 60 Common Scoters, three Whimbrel, a Knot, a Mediterranean Gull,  three Yellow-legged Gulls, eight Little Terns, 101 Sandwich Terns, 995 Common Terns, two Arctic Terns, an adult Roseate Tern, a Black Tern, 11 Fulmars, two Manx Shearwaters and two Balearic Shearwaters. At least 500 Swifts also passed south-west.

Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.