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Wednesday 22 October 2014

21 October - Gale force winds bring Kittiwakes within sight

Tim Jones and colleagues report 850 Kittiwakes, 150 Gannets in a force 7-8 (gusting 9) WNW gale. There was also an Arctic Skua, an adult Black-headed Gull, 3 Balearic Shearwaters and 7 Manxies. The Tufted Duck was still on Pondsbury, as was one Firecrest with 10 Goldcrests in Millcombe. Sheltering on the terraces there were 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 7 Swallow and a House Martin.

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