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1st June

A surprisingly good seawatch this morning with 5.25hrs of coverage producing 11 Shoveler, two Tufted Duck, 348 Common Scoters, eight Grey Plovers, two Whimbrel, 90 Sanderlings, 291 Kittiwakes, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, an adult hybrid Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull, 44 Sandwich Terns, 248 Common Terns, 42 Arctic Terns, a Great Northern Diver and a Manx Shearwater. It remains very quiet on the land.

Six Porpoise and four Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Three Brown Argus were also seen.