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Tuesday 26th April 2016

A two hour seawatch in the morning in strong north-westerlies produced little of note, the best were 14 Gannets, 7 Fulmar, 28 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Scoter. Elsewhere in the area the female Common Scoter was still present on the Broadwater, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel were seen over the marshes and in the scrub, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Sedge Warbler. Near the car park a female Black Redstart was still present in the paddocks to the west and a Tree Sparrow was seen in the morning on feeders near the NWT Visitor Centre.

Common Whitethroat singing in scrub to the south of the marsh - Kelling Quags, April 2016