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17th Apr

Another cold and breezy day which produced little on the land. Seawatching for a good proportion of the day, 7.5hours, eventually saw a push of waders and terns in the afternoon but it was otherwise fairly quiet. Totals included 44 Whimbrels, 177 Bar-tailed Godwits, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, 270 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, 831 Common/ic Terns, six Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas of interest. The Iceland Gull remained  at the Patch.

Three Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The first Small Coppers of the year were seen.