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18th Mar

Seawatching provided most of the interest (mainly during the morning) with 6.5hrs of watching producing 426 Brent Geese, two Mute Swans, two Velvet Scoters, 450 Common Scoters, six Red-breasted Mergansers, 194 Kittiwakes, ten Little Gulls, 46 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, two Arctic Skuas, 117 Red-throated Divers, seven Fulmars and 689 Gannets. A scatter of migrants on the land included five Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, a Black Redstart and six Wheatears.

The Audiomoth NocMig recorder was also deployed overnight with 242 Redwings calls counted. A flock of Common Scoters passed overhead at 0101hrs.

Seven Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.