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Counting period: 08:00 - 15:00
Weather: WNW 8-9 with frequent squalls.
Observers: Eddie Maguire

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Red-throated Diver  5  1  Goosander  1  -  Pomarine Skua  1  -  
Great Northern Diver  7  -  Oystercatcher  49  5  Ross' Gull  1  -  
Leach's Petrel  3  -  Ringed Plover  4  -  Kittiwake  590  -  
Gannet  2  -  Sanderling  7  -  Razorbill/Guillemot  28  -  
Cormorant  5  -  Purple Sandpiper  1  -  Black Guillemot  2  -  
Eider  18  3  Curlew  3  -    

Totals: 736 individuals, 17 species, 7:00 hours

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
Comments: Seawatch during a severe gale event - pretty slow apart from Kittiwakes, a single redhead Goosnader (unusual here) and the bird event of a lifetime: a juv Ross's Gull flying south at a range of c.300m at 13:05 h - a first for Machrihanish. The Gannets were both juvs. No Fulmars seen.





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