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3rd Apr

Very quiet offshore with just a Velvet Scoter, four Red-breasted Mergansers, nine Mediterranean Gulls, 34 Sandwich Terns, seven Common Terns and ten Fulmars of note. Very quiet on the land although a Blackcap was the first of the year.

Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, the Penduline Tit showed very well again at ARC and an Alpine Swift made a very brief appearance over the Water Tower in the afternoon.

Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus   ARC   3rd April 2023