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12th Oct

A wet and breezy day saw most of the observations coming from seawatching. Five hours of coverage produced 12 Teal, ten Little Gulls, 251 Mediterranean Gulls, five Arctic Skuas, 1,731 Razorbills and 766 Gannets.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were interesting with two Palpita vitrealis, a Box-tree Moth, two Vestals, 14 Delicates and two Scarce Bordered Straws of note.