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28th Mar

Strong, increasing to gale force SSW winds, in the afternoon resulted in nearly all the coverage being offshore again. Numbers were dominated by 164 Brent Geese, 536 Common Scoters, 93 Common Gulls, 127 Great Black-backed Gulls, 53 Sandwich Terns, 125 Red-throated Divers and 377 Gannets. A surprisingly high total of 23 Arctic Skuas in the afternoon was a particularly noteworthy while 17 Manx Shearwaters were new for the year. Two Red-breasted Mergansers, eight Mediterranean Gulls and three Little Gulls were also seen.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.