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Local weather


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14th Apr

The wind had switched overnight to a light SE but hopes for a decent morning seawatch were dashed with 2.75hrs of watching producing just two Velvet Scoters, 146 Common Scoters, three Arctic Skuas and a Black-throated Diver. Whilst we were in the hide a commotion among the local gulls revealed an Osprey flying over the beach and eventually flew west along the beach. Things improved a bit in the afternoon though with a 1.5hr watch now producing 41 Whimbrel, 390 Bar-tailed Godwits and three Mediterranean Gulls. Very quiet on the land.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the beach.