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27th Apr

The fresh and cold NE wind continues with very few birds on the land but the offshore passage was maintained although in smaller numbers. Twelve hours of seawatching produced four Red-breasted Mergansers, two Manx Shearwaters, a Red-necked Grebe, 466 Gannets, 12 Grey Plover, 247 Whimbrel, 637 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Knot, 17 Little Gulls, 40 Little Terns, 319 Common Terns, 67 Arctic Terns, 1031 "commic" Terns, a Black Tern, six Great Skuas and 13 Arctic Skuas.

Twenty Porpoise and two Grey Seals were seen offshore and a Brown Hare in the Desert.

A single Grizzled Skipper was also seen.