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20th Apr

A bright, sunny but virtually birdless day. Seven hours of seawatching recorded just seven Whimbrel, seven Bar-tailed Godwits, 156 Sandwich Terns and two Arctic Skuas of interest. The merest trickle of birds overhead included six Swallows and two Yellow Wagtails but grounded migrants were virtually non-existent except for a small party of Wheatears around the Observatory.

Two Grey Seals and 25 Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Two Terrapins were seen at the Long Pits. 

A Grizzled Skipper was seen in the Trapping Area.