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16th Mar

With a light south-east wind the highlight of the seawatch this morning was our second-best ever day total of 31 Garganey passing east along with 621 Brent Geese and 227 Common Scoters but variety was otherwise limited to six Teal, 19 Pintail, an Eider, a Red-breasted Merganser, 149 Red-throated Divers, 60 Sanderlings, seven Mediterranean Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns. Although grounded migrants were scarce there was an excellent movement overhead with a record spring day total of 202 Siskin (previous best was 116 on 6th April 1980) as well as three Fieldfares, a White Wagtail, 295 Chaffinches and ten Bramblings.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.