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21st Apr

With fresh to strong north-east winds most of the interest was offshore again. Almost full day coverage was achieved with the highlights being five Black-throated Divers and an excellent total of 2491 Bar-tailed Godwits with other bits and pieces including 307 Common Scoters, 31 Whimbrel, five Knot, seven Little Gulls, five Mediterranean Gulls, two Great Skuas, a Pomarine Skua and three Arctic Skuas. Terns were surprisingly low in number but did include 73 Arctics. Coverage of the land was limited but one observer saw a Red Kite flying over the Trapping Area.

Around 40 Porpoises were feeding offshore again along with a Grey Seal and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.