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12th Mar

Yet more southerly winds saw another large push of Brent Geese up-channel with 2370 counted along with 104 Mediterranean Gulls but the variety of other species involved was reduced with three Velvet Scoters, two Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Sandwich Tern of interest. A good search of the land produced ten Chiffchaffs, four Firecrests, a Mistle Thrush, 14 Stonechats, three Grey Wagtails and a White Wagtail.

Seven Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Two Peacock butterflies were seen.