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6th Jan

Seawatching was the order of the day with the unusual sighting of two Sooty Shearwaters being the highlight along with five Shelducks, 81 Wigeon, three Velvet Scoters, a Red-breasted Mergansers, 18 Mediterranean Gulls, a first-winter Caspian Gull, 423 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver.

A Siskin flew over the Observatory.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore.

An unexpected find was a lingering Mediterranean Stick-insect in the Observatory garden.