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19th Apr

The strong and cold NE wind continues and saw some passage offshore but migrants on the land remain hard to come by. Over seven hours of seawatching eventually produced 39 Shovelers, seven Pintail, nine Grey Plover, 43 Whimbrel, 880 Bar-tailed Godwits and two Mediterranean Gulls. Tern numbers continue to disappoint and no skuas were seen. The best on the land were three Lesser Whitethroats in the Trapping Area.

Eight Porpoises were seen offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.