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2nd Mar

Offshore movement picked up a bit of steam today with nearly six hours of watching producing 860 Brent Geese, eight Shovelers, 14 Wigeon, an excellent total of 186 Pintails, 14 Teal, six Fulmars, 307 Gannets, 38 Sanderlings, 127 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls and 1725 auks and the regular second-winter Iceland Gull again. There was also a bit of interest on the land with two displaying Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 11 Jackdaws, a visit from two immigrant Ravens which were rapidly chased off by the resident pair, six Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, a Goldcrest, two Stonechats, 21 Chaffinches and 12 Goldfinches.

Nine Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.