A handful of migrants on the land included four Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, three Firecrests, three Wheatears, a Redwing, two Bramblings and two Siskins. Carrion Crows were much more in evidence with at least 90 birds moving west during the morning.
The sea was very quiet during the morning but a bit of movement from late morning produced 210 Brent Geese, three Red-breasted Mergansers, single Arctic and Great Skuas and 250 Sandwich Terns. A Merlin was also seen.
The juvenile Glaucous Gull and first-winter Caspian Gull were seen at the Patch again.
Six Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also seen.
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