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Local weather


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13th Oct

Strong to gale force westerly winds with lots of rain meant that all the interest was offshore. Over 9.5hours of seawatching produced seven Teal, 128 Common Scoters, seven Golden Plovers, three Bar-tailed Godwits, 54 Little Gulls, 87 Mediterranean Gulls, a Yellow-legged Gull, 299 Sandwich Terns, 11 Common Terns, nine Arctic Terns, two Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua, 44 Arctic Skuas, 5408 Razorbills, an excellent total of 17 Sooty Shearwaters, singles of Manx and Balearic Shearwaters and 1324 Gannets.

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

Four Delicates were trapped overnight.