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2nd April

With a fresh southerly breeze blowing from first light there was a decent movement of birds moving mainly east offshore. Over seven hours of coverage through the day produced good totals of 654 Brent Geese, 913 Common Scoters, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 81 Red-throated Divers, 215 Gannets , 545 Sandwich Terns and 45 Common Terns whilst quality was provided by 14 Velvet Scoters, six Black-throated and two Great Northern Divers, a Manx Shearwater, four Arctic and four Great Skuas, 90 Little Gulls and eight Mediterranean Gulls.

There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with 33 Goldcrest, 16 Firecrests and four Willow Warblers in the bushes  Four Wheatears were seen on the beach between the road and the fishing boats

At least five Porpoises were feeding offshore.