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28th Oct

With more wind and rain it was another day dominated by seawatching. Over 5.75 hours of gazing offshore produced 563 Brent Geese, two Shelduck, a drake Red-breasted Merganser, 40 Dunlin, 100 Kittiwakes, 41 Little Gulls, three Mediterranean Gulls, 18 Sandwich Terns, three Arctic Skuas, 863 Razorbills, seven Red-throated Divers and 2304 Gannet. A Woodcock was also seen at the Long Pits.

One Porpoise was seen offshore and a Water Shrew was seen at the Long Pits.