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26th Jan

Not a great deal to be seen other than large numbers of gulls feeding offshore again. Seawatching produced 42 Brent Geese, three Teal, 116 Kittiwakes, six Mediterranean Gulls and 1000 auks. Twenty Sanderlings and 50 Turnstones were feeding on the beach. A Water Rail was calling in the trapping area and a Chiffchaff was seen in the Lighthouse Garden.

Four Grey Seals and Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Fire-bugs were showing in the Observatory garden in the sunny conditions.