Great Northern Diver – Birds seen offshore throughout the period, albeit in smaller numbers than previous springs. The peak count was eight on the 7th April and again on 22nd. Up to five birds still present in early May, but this had dropped to only two being seen offshore by the middle of that month. Some individuals had attained full summer plumage by mid-April. Last seen on 29th May when one was offshore.
Black-throated Diver – Dismal. Only five seen, all flying east. Two on 22nd March and singles on 12th, 20th and 30th April.
Manx Shearwater – A poor spring. First seen on the early date of 22nd March, when seven flew west, this was also the highest day count. Only ten others seen on three days in April and a further four, on two days in May.
Gannet – Who doesn’t like counting Gannets in the spring? Seen on every sea-watch. Only one noteworthy count in the period, when 959 passed east on 30th April.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - A handful of records.