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2nd Feb

A 2.25hr seawatch this morning produced five Gadwall, an excellent total of 116 Pintail west, 74 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, a first-winter Caspian Gull, 25 Razorbills, 887 auks, 415 Red-throated Divers, two Fulmars and 165 Gannets.

However, the clear highlight of the day was a White-tailed Eagle which flew NE over the peninsula just after mid-day. It was a bird from the Isle of Wight re-introduction project (ringed G542) and was also seen here in March last year.