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21st Mar

Still very quiet on the land with just a Grey Wagtail of note. Seawatching was not a great deal better either despite over five hours of watching which eventually produced 471 Brent Geese, seven Shelduck, four Shovelers, four Red-breasted Mergansers, two Mediterranean Gulls and 37 Sandwich Terns.

However, the Audiomoth "noc mig" recorder was extremely busy. Despite losing two hours of recording due to a glitch the six hours I did get gave some super totals including three flocks of Brent Geese, single flocks of Wigeon and Common Scoter, a Little Grebe, nine Coot, a Water Rail, three flocks of Grey Plover, at least 18 Snipe (98 calls), 277 Blackbird calls, 26 Fieldfare calls, 57 Song Thrush calls and 3282 Redwing calls.

Four Porpoise and a Common Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was at the Point at dusk