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3rd Mar

A quiet start to the days seawatching but things improved considerably from mid-morning with an excellent total of 313 Pintails passing through (the fourth best-ever day total) and 2166  Brent Goose. A few other bits and pieces also passed through with three Shovelers, two Eiders, 36 Fulmars, a Great Skua, six Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Gull of note. At least one of the Iceland Gulls was still feeding at the Patch and the regular first-winter Caspian Gull was hanging around the Fish Hut area again.

The land remains pretty quiet but there were some signs of migration with a small increase in Blackbird numbers, three Siskins over and the first Firecrest of the spring in the Observatory garden.

Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus   Dungeness   3rd March 2017  (Lee Gregory)
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore and a dead one was washed up on the beach.