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6th Apr

A day of strong south-westerly winds with frequent rain meant that seawatching was the main option. Over six hours of watching produced 297 Brent Geese, 13 Velvet and 819 Common Scoters, three Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater, three Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas of note. It was virtually birdless on the land.

Four Porpoises and singles of Common and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.