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Local weather


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23rd Mar

An arrival of migrants, mainly around the Long Pits, included 14 Chiffchaffs and nine Firecrests. A Merlin and four Siskins were also seen. Seawatching was very slow with just 53 Common Scoters, three Mediterranean Gulls, seven Sandwich Terns and two Arctic Skuas of note.

The highlights of the day were two White-backed Dolphins along with two Porpoises.

A Small White and a Peacock were the first of the year and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen in the Trapping Area.