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26th Apr

Little change in the weather and migration was again reduced to a trickle. Two seawatch sessions totaling 5.25hrs produced just three Manx Shearwaters, 22 Whimbrel, 62 Bar-tailed Godwits, three Mediterranean Gulls, 165 Common Terns, a Great Skua and an Arctic Skua. The Iceland Gull remains at the Patch. Nothing in the way of migrants on the land to report other than a handful of Swallows and a Sand Martin.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Of note from elsewhere on the peninsula was a Red-rumped Swallow which spent about 30 minutes on view from Springfield Bridge at Dengemarsh this afternoon.