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17th Mar

On what felt like a fairly quiet day there was actually quite a lot seen. Of particular note were the continuing presence of the Iceland Gull at the Patch while 551 Brent Geese, six Teal, 11 Eider, 30 Knot, seven Mediterranean Gulls and 65 Sandwich Terns also passed by offshore.

A bit of overhead passage included ten Buzzards, 17 Jackdaws, 3580 Starlings, 61 Chaffinches, a Brambling and six Siskins while grounded migrants included eight Chiffchaffs, 32 Redwings, seven Black Redstarts and five Wheatears

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

A Brimstone butterfly was seen in the Trapping Area.