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16th Apr

Very little change in either the birds or the weather. Seawatching for 4.5hrs produced just 568 Gannets, eight Whimbrel, nine Mediterranean Gulls, 35 Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas of note. The Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.  

There was barely a new migrant on the land although a Firecrest was seen in the Trapping Area and a Yellow Wagtail and a Brambling flew over.

Eighteen Porpoises were feeding offshore.