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4th Apr

Lighter east winds and clear skies saw a reasonable seawatch but migrants on the land remained in short supply. The best on the land were eight Chiffchaffs, eight Firecrests, two Wheatears and two Siskins. Highlights from the morning seawatch included three Garganeys, ten Shovelers, a Pintail, 25 Teal, 338 Common Scoter and 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, four Mediterranean Gulls and 21 Sandwich Terns.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.