A decent day with plenty of passage offshore and a small arrival of birds on the land. Over seven hours of seawatching produced 997 Brent Geese, 16 Shoveler, 12 Pintails, a party of three Garganey, 22 Pintail, 1815 Common Scoters and nine Red-breasted Mergansers, 208 Red-throated Divers, 315 Gannets, four Avocets, a Great Skua, four Arctic Skuas, three Mediterranean Gulls, 72 Little Gulls, 500 Sandwich Terns and 36 Common Terns.
A small arrival of birds on the land included ten Firecrest, seven Goldcrests, 30 Chiffchaffs, the first two Willow Warblers of the spring and three Blackcaps. The feeding station was also entertaining with three Bramblings visiting.
At least four Porpoises were feeding offshore.
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