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23rd Apr

With fresher winds and a spell of rain during the morning the sea continued to provide most of the interest. Six hours of coverage produced 368 Brent Geese, four Velvet Scoters, 543 Common Scoters, seven Red-breasted Mergansers, 27 Little Gulls, four Mediterranean Gulls, 13 Little Terns, 960 Common and 1482 "commic" Terns, a Great Skua, two close Pomarine Skuas, 31 Arctic Skuas and a Black-throated Diver of note.

Coverage on the land was a bit limited but a Pied Flycatcher by the Pumphouse at the Long Pits was noteworthy and a Redstart was also seen.

Two Porpoises were seen offshore.