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18th Mar

With crystal clear skies and a cold NW breeze during the morning there was not a great deal to be seen. The only birds of note from nearly fours of seawatching were a Slavonian Grebe, two Mediterranean Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns. The best on the land were eight Chiffchaffs, 31 Redwings and three Bramblings.

At least 22 Porpoises were feeding offshore in the calm conditions this morning.

In the warmer sheltered spots on the land three Commas, nine Peacocks and three Small Tortoiseshells were found.