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10th Apr

A calm, clear morning saw a decent arrival of migrants on the land and birds moving east offshore throughout the day. Of note on the land were 37 Willow Warblers, 25 Chiffchaffs, the first Sedge Warbler of the year and 15 Blackcaps while five Swallows, a Brambling and 22 Siskins passed overhead. Over 11 hours of seawatching from 0700hrs produced two Garganey, ten Velvet Scoters, 945 Common Scoters, 232 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 916 Gannets, 148 Whimbrels, five Mediterranean Gulls, 155 Little Gulls, 1088 Sandwich Terns, 53 Common Terns, two Great Skuas and eight Arctic Skuas.

At least 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore where a Grey Seal was also seen and a Stoat was hunting in the Moat.