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24th Apr

With the strong and cold NE wind continuing nearly all the coverage involved counting the offshore passage. The highlights were 96 Shovelers, two Pintail, 23 Teal, ten Velvet Scoters, a Slavonian Grebe, nine Grey Plovers, 161 Whimbrel, a Black Tern and an excellent total of 29 Pomarine Skuas. Numbers and backup were provided by 42 Brent Geese, an excellent 3215 Common Scoters, 21 Fulmar, 244 Gannets, 85 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Knot, 190 Kittiwakes, 34 Little Gulls, 102 Sandwich Terns, 793 Common Terns, five Arctic Skuas and four Great Skuas

The Iceland Gull was still feeding at the Patch.

Two Yellow Wagtails were about the best the land could offer.

At least ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.