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Wind ESE with heavy drizzle at times. Quick seawatch: c150 Gannets feeding with c50 Kittiwakes off the point, attending were a juv Pomarine and juv Arctic Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwaters (heading NE), c10 Common Scoter (on the sea), 6 Brent Geese (dark bellied) and 2 Bonxies heading SW. 

At the lighthouse: Firecrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and several Chiffchaffs, 2 Wheatears and a Redwing. In the next valley: Blackcap, 3 Ring Ouzels, 2 Goldcrests, numerous Meadow Pipits and up to 3 Sparrowhawks around.

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News