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2016 Report

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6th Mar

A bright  and calmer morning induced a trickle of visible migration but offshore passage was limited.

The two Iceland Gulls were still feeding at the Patch and a first-winter Caspian Gull and seven Mediterranean Gulls were also seen whilst seawatching produced a Great Northern Diver passing west of note.

Overhead passage was dominated by finches with 45 Chaffinchs and ten Goldfinches along with three Reed Bunting. Two Ravens which came into the area where quickly moved on by one of the resident birds. Two Grey Wagtails were feeding inside the power station complex, a Marsh Harrier came in and a Merlin flew north. A Firecrest and a Chiffchaff were also seen at the Long Pits.

One Porpoise was seen offshore and a Small Tortoiseshell was seen in the moat.