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11th Mar

Virtually all the coverage was offshore in continuing south-south-east winds and rain from late morning. Numbers were provided by 808 Brent Geese, 22 Shovelers, 67 Teal, 174 Red-throated Divers, 22 Fulmars, 2004 Gannets, 780 Kittiwakes and 1432 auks. More notable records included two Gadwall, 30 Pintail, six Tufted Ducks, an excellent flock of 34 Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Gulls and 27 Mediterranean Gulls. Three Caspian Gulls and a Yellow-legged Gull were also roosting on the beach. 

A Belgian-ringed Chiffchaff was caught late in the day and a Firecrest was also seen.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.