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19th Apr

A bright and sunny but still cold day with mist in the afternoon. Over ten hours of seawatching produced 227 Brent Geese, 14 Shelduck, ten Teal, three Eiders, 12 Velvet Scoters, 1446 Common Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, 358 Gannets, a Shag, 21 Whimbrels, 56 Little Gulls, two Mediterranean Gulls, 210 Sandwich Terns, four Little Terns, six Great Skuas and three Arctic Skua. The Iceland Gull was still present.

Still very quiet on the land with just 15 Willow Warblers of note and two Buzzards flew over.

Fourteen Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Two examples of the very rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti were found on the Moat.