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21st Apr

Another 8.5hrs of seawatching was fairly slow going until Bar-tailed Godwits started moving in numbers in the afternoon with a final total of 660 birds. Other bits included a Black-throated Diver, 42 Whimbrel, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 51 Common Terns and an Arctic Skua.
Little in the way of grounded migrants other than a handful of Willow Warblers and three Yellow Wagtails but a very early Swift came in over the Old Lighthouse.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.