Friday 25 October 2019

Friday 25th October

Seawatching for 2.5 hours from before dawn before the heavy rain set in saw a remarkably heavy movement of birds heading SW, with counts of 1,950 auk spp. (mostly Razorbill), 1,080 Gannet, 1,005 Kittiwake, 162 Common Gull, 14 Mediterranean Gull, nine Common Scoter, five Arctic Skua (and a skua sp.), three Great Northern Diver, two Red-breasted Merganser, one Red-throated Diver and the highlight a Sooty Shearwater through at 10:00. 

The Common Gull count was the largest here in 5.5 years and the Kittiwake and auk spp counts were the highest of the year here so far.

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