A fresh North-westerly wind encouraged a moderate movement of seabirds out to sea, and amazingly another Manx Shearwater was amongst these! The totals from the morning came to three Red-throated Diver, six Fulmars, three Gannets, three Common Scoters, one Golden Plover, 74 Kittiwakes, 97 Guillemots and seven Razorbills. There was a good count of 42 Rock Pipits around the coast, and two Song Thrushes and a Chiffchaff were also seen.
The shortest day of the year brought much the same as the last few weeks have done- more wind and the occasional drizzly shower. It certainly felt like daylight hours were relatively short, and a poor selection of birds on show saw a single Whimbrel, two Lesser-black-backed Gulls and three Song Thrushes representing the highlights.