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8th Mar

Although there was no snow it was still a cold, wet and miserable day. It did, however, produce the best seawatch of the spring with six hours of observations producing 1223 Brent Geese, three Shelduck, seven Shovelers, 28 Wigeon, 128 Pintails, ten Teal, two Long-tailed Ducks, three Grey Plovers, four Ringed Plovers, 75(two flocks) Bar-tailed Godwits, two Sanderling, 121 Dunlin, a Snipe, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Sandwich Tern, 102 Red-throated Divers, three Fulmars and 262 Gannets. A first-winter Caspian Gull also dropped into the small roost at the Point.

Five Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.