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1st Nov

Another day of strong winds and plenty of rain restricted most of the coverage to eight hours of seawatching. Of note were 336 Brent Geese, 21 Teal, 110 Common Scoter, 29 Grey Plover, six Ringed Plover, 551 Dunlin, 246 Kittiwakes, 18 Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls, two first-year Caspian Gulls, 26 Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns, two Arctic Terns, two Arctic Skuas, a Manx Shearwater, eight Sooty Shearwaters and 3,560 Gannets. The juvenile Sabine's Gull showed well in the afternoon.

A Porpoise was seen offshore.