Light to fresh south-westerly winds and frequent drizzle and light rain produced an excellent easterly movement of seabirds. The highlights in terms of rarity value were a Great Northern Diver, seven Pomarine Skuas, 40 Black Terns and two also Great White Egrets which flew south and out to sea whilst significant numbers included three Black-throated Divers, 24 Arctic Skuas, nine Great Skuas, 74 Little Terns, 76 Arctic Terns and a massive 6560 Common/"commic" Terns. Other notable bits and pieces included a Velvet Scoter, three Manx Shearwaters, 40 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Whimbrels and two Little Gulls.
There was very little of interest on the land other than a handful of Willow Warblers and three Garden Warblers in the trapping area.
Only three Porpoises were seen.
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