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12th Oct

A quiet day for grounded migrants but with a decent number of birds passing overhead and much better seawatching than of late. 

Migrants on the land included two Snipe, a Woodlark, 150 Swallows, 17 Chiffchaffs, two Ring Ouzels, 45 Redwings, three Grey Wagtails, three Rock Pipits, four Bramblings, 62 Redpolls, 25 Crossbills, 16 Siskins and 26 Reed Buntings.

Six hours of seawatching produced 569 Brent Geese and one Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 309 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, a Sooty Shearwater, three Mediterranean Gulls and three Arctic Skuas.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, the American Golden Plover first seen on 6th October was refound in the afternoon on one of the islands on Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve