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4th May

All eyes were on the sea today where 12.5hrs of coverage was achieved. The obvious highlights were an excellent total of 54 Pomarine Skuas along with 14 Velvet Scoters, a party of four Avocets, 124 Knot, six Little Terns, 23 Arctic Skuas and a Black-throated Diver. A good variety of other species were seen including 111 Brent Geese, six Shovelers, three Gadwall, three Pintail, ten Teal, 427 Common Scoters, nine Red-breasted Mergansers, 43 Grey Plover, 48 Ringed Plovers, 82 Whimbrel and a Black Tern. Terns in general remain in remarkably short supply though. Four Swifts and 36 Swallows came in and a Whinchat was seen around the Old Lighthouse.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.