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2016 Report

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5th May


An all-day seeawatch produced the goods with highlights of a Long-tailed Duck, two Black-throated Divers, four Great Northern Divers, 12 Arctic Skuas, an excellent total of 49 Pomarine Skuas, (one lucky observer had a flock of 19 in the evening), 42 Little Gulls, 25 Little Terns and three Black Terns. A Great White Egret also flew along the beach.

Not much to report from the land other than that the migrant breeding bird populations continue to build up. 

At least five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Three Grizzled Skippers were seen.

A Red-eared Terrapin was seen in the Long Pits.