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21st Apr

The strong winds of recent days finally relented and with heavy rain for a couple of hours in the morning resulted in a small arrival of migrants, mainly involving three Ring Ouzels and a few Wheatears. Seawatching was fairly slow in the morning but improved considerably in the afternoon with 9.5hrs of coverage during the day producing 128 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, three Red-breasted Mergansers, 87 Whimbrels, 1634 Bar-tailed Godwits, 74 Little Gulls (all this evening), 134 Sandwich Terns, 199 Common/ic Terns, an Arctic Tern, two Arctic Skuas, the first three Pomarine Skuas of the spring and two Black-throated Divers. A second-winter Yellow-legged Gull was among the gulls roosting at the Point. 

Four Porpoises, a Common Seal and a Grey Seal were all seen offshore.