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7th Apr

A bright, sunny morning with a light westerly wind. Migrants on the land were in low numbers but remarkably included our earliest-ever Nightingale singing in a bush just to the south of the Trapping Area and a flyover Serin. A Whitethroat in the Moat was also the first of the spring and other migrants included six Swallows, eight Willow Warblers, three Blackcaps, three Firecrests and four Siskins. The sea was very quiet.

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