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2nd Apr

Another cold and windy day with few migrants to be seen. The morning seawatches produced 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Shag, a Mediterranean Gull, an Arctic Skua and 85 Sandwich Terns of note while the regular Iceland Gull was still feeding at the Patch along with a first-winter Caspian Gull.

Very quiet on the land with just a couple of Swallows and three Wheatears of note.

Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.