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25th Apr

Another cold and windy day. Coverage of the land was difficult again so most of the observations were offshore where over five hours produced four Shoveler, an Eider, two Manx Shearwaters, five Grey Plovers, 19 Whimbrel, 110 Bar-tailed Godwits, an excellent total of 178 Little Gulls (including a flock of 121 birds), five Little Terns, 486 Common Terns, nine Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua and three Arctic Skuas of note. The Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.

Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore.