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  • Pete Crooks
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      An adult Puffin relatively close inshore (inside the yellow buoys) gradually drifted past the North Harbour Wall towards Heysham Head between 10.40 and 11.10 am on the incoming tide.

      Arctic Tern – A total of 116 in a series of widely spaced flocks were seen gaining height (with some disappearing into the sky before reaching the yellow buoys): 62 at 8.28 am, 9 at 9.24 am, 15 at 10.10 am (including 10 repeatedly landing on the flat calm sea) and 30 at 10.30 am.

      Kittiwake – a single tight-knit flock of 60 flew in while gaining height at 8.28 am (when the first Arctic Terns appeared).

      Gannet – A total of c.33, including a high flying group of c. 15, then 6 + 3 + 8 + 1.

      Also: 3 Sandwich Tern, 46 Eider and 8 Red-breasted Merganser in the first channel
      34 Swallow – in groups of up to 5 low over the sea
      2 Rock Pipit along the North Harbour Wall
      1 Grey Seal
      1 Harbour Porpoise – visible thanks to the calm sea surface

      Pete C

      Pete Marsh
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        Managed to get on this site just to say my phone is dead after trying to photograph the Puffin!!! So sorry if people trying to contact eg re-Atlas squares. Best to email [email protected] Thanks

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