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15th Mar

A calm, sunny day with a handful of birds on the land but very quiet offshore. Of note on the land were a Woodcock, a Merlin, two Firecrests, four Black Redstarts, five Wheatears and three Bramblings. The best of the seawatch were just 19 Pintail, four Velvet Scoters and three Red-breasted Mergansers and the Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.

Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe   Dungeness   15th March 2022

Porpoises showed well in the flat sea with at least 12 seen.