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1st May

Seawatching continues to dominate proceedings with 11.5 hours of coverage producing two Gadwall, 12 Eider, four Velvet Scoters, 2245 Common Scoters, four Black-throated and four Great Northern Divers, 43 Whimbrel, 53 Little Terns, 1442 "commic" Terns, 14 Great Skuas, 20 Pomarine Skuas and 20 Arctic Skuas. Migrants on the land remain very scare although a Jay was seen in the Trapping Area, 115 Swallows passed through and two Ring Ouzels were still in the Desert.

A Grey Seal and ten Porpoises were seen offshore again and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.