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Local weather


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14th Dec

Seawatching for most of the morning was productive with ten Wigeon, 15 Teal, two Velvet Scoters, 131 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, a drake Goosander, three Little Gulls, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and 351 Red-throated Divers of note. A first-winter Caspian Gull was also in the roost on the beach. A Marsh Harrier came in from the east and two Chiffchaffs were in the Observatory garden.

A Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Surprisingly, two Mediterranean Stick-insects were found around the Observatory and Firebugs were still showing.