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20th Sep

The strong SW winds continued and seawatching was the order of the day again. Balearic Shearwaters were the main feature with another 179 birds passing through (which would have been a day record total prior to yesterday's events) and 51 Sooty Shearwaters and four Manx Shearwaters along with 1586 Sandwich Terns, two Black Terns, a Great Skua, 25 Arctic Skuas and 1104 Gannets. Two Hobbies and a Kestrel also flew out to sea.

Five Porpoises, a Common Seal and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A Holly Blue butterfly was of note in the Trapping Area.