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17th Apr

With light NE winds there was a reasonable seawatching during the day. Nearly four hours of coverage produced 58 Brent Geese, six Pintail, five Shovelers, 559 Common Scoters, six Red-breasted Mergansers, 67 Whimbrel, 31 Bar-tailed Godwits, 117 Sandwich Terns, 275 Common/commic Terns, two Little Terns and eight Arctic Skuas of note. Despite tales of massive falls of migrants to the west of us it remains extremely quiet on the land with seven Willow Warblers the first three Lesser Whitethroats of the spring and a Fieldfare in the Desert.

At least eight Porpoises were feeding close inshore.