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28th Apr

The seemingly endless cold and strong north-easterly winds continue. The lack of migrants on the land continues but seawatching was much more productive. The only interest on the land was the two Ring Ouzels at the north end of the Desert again and 30 Swallows, a House Martin and a Siskin flew over. Almost ten hours of watching the sea produced a Black-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, 329 Bar-tailed Godwits, 66 Whimbrel, a Knot, two Little Terns, ten Great Skuas, 18 Pomarine Skua (all this afternoon) and 16 Arctic Skuas.

The sea also provided some major excitement in the form of a pod of at least six White-beaked Dolphins which passed east in the morning as well as ten Porpoise and two Grey Seals.