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10th Mar

A fresh south-easterly wind continued today and most of the interest was offshore although even here it was not particularly exciting. A total of 5.5hrs of seawatching producing 469 Brent Geese, three Mallard, 11 Pintails, 149 Common Scoters, 161 Red-throated Divers, 82 Oystercatchers, 299 Kittiwakes, four Mediterranean Gulls and three Sandwich Terns. Migrants on the land included 27 Skylarks, six Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, two Fieldfares, 25 Chaffinches and four Siskins.  

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.