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9th Mar

The wind was still coming from the south-east today and large numbers of birds continued to move up-channel. Over eight hours of watching produced a Light-bellied Brent Goose, 2197 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 34 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, four Pintail, 40 Teal, ten Eider, four Velvet Scoters, 312 Common Scoters, six Red-breasted Merganser, 290 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 11 Fulmars, five Curlews, an excellent total of 2819 Kittiwakes, 43 Mediterranean Gulls, 15 Sandwich Terns and 1485 auks. It remains fairly quiet on the land but a Long-eared Owl in the Trapping Area was an obvious highlight and four Chiffchaffs, a Firecrest and a Siskin were also noted.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.