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8th Mar

With a strong south-east blowing nearly all the interest today was offshore. Over 8.25 hours of seawatching produced 2321 Brent Geese, 11 Greylag Geese, 35 Shoveler, two Gadwall, 44 Wigeon, 146 Pintail, 48 Teal, 12 Tufted Ducks, two Eider, two Velvet Scoters, 162 Red-throated Divers, 17 Dunlin, 121 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, 94 Common Gulls, two Sandwich Terns and a Great Skua. It was very quiet on the land with just a Merlin and a Chiffchaff of note.

Three Porpoises were seen offshore.