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12th Apr

Seawatching was quieter than yesterday but still good with 7.5hrs of observation producing six Gadwall, 15 Velvet Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, four Manx Shearwaters, 92 Whimbrel, 16 Mediterranean Gulls, 20 Little Gulls, seven Little Terns, a Great Skua and 34 Arctic Skuas of note. The bulk of the passage consisted of 1320 Common Scoters, 297 Gannets, another very high count of 1584 Sandwich Terns, 158 Common Terns and 374 auks.

It remains very quiet on the land although a Redstart in the trapping area was new for the year and six Crossbill flew over.

Six Porpoises and singles of Common and Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Badger was feeding in the Observatory garden this evening.