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30th Apr

Most of the interest today was offshore where birds were passing throughout the day but with a noticeable increase in numbers in the evening. Eight hours of watching produced 2 Whimbrel, two Knot, nine Little Terns, 64 Arctic Terns, four Black Terns, a Great Skua, four Pomarine Skuas and 22 Arctic Skuas and a Black-throated DiverA second-winter Yellow-legged Gull was also feeding at the fishing boats. A White Stork flew over the Point again but grounded migrants were pretty scarce. 

Two Porpoises were seen offshore.

Elsewhere, two superb Black-winged Stilts were feeding in the flooded hayfields at Dengemarsh.

Black-winged Stilts Himantopus himantopus   Dengemarsh, RSPB   30th April 2023