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Local weather


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5th Mar

There was a good mix of grounded migrants and birds passing overhead this morning with three Snipe, three Firecrests, 760 Starlings, 20 Blackbirds, 12 Fieldfares, 40 Redwings, five Song Thrushes and 150 Chaffinches and a surprising three flocks of Grey Herons totalling 15 birds heading east. Offshore passage was a bit slow but eventually produced 60 Brent Geese, 58 Common Scoters, two Mediterranean Gulls, nine Sandwich Terns and two Great Skuas.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.