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4th Oct

A few grounded migrants included a Merlin, 30 Chiffchaffs and two Wheatears while five Skylarks, 1,000 Swallows, 700 House Martins, a Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, 80 Goldfinches, 30 Siskins, 20 Reed Buntings and a Lapland Bunting passed overhead. There was a steady westerly passage of birds offshore with four Gadwall, five Teal, 45 Kittiwakes, 13 Little Gulls, 24 Mediterranean Gulls, three Black Terns, five Arctic Skuas and 356 Gannets during three hours of watching.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.  

The Pallid Harrier was seen again around Dengemarsh on several occasions but was generally elusive.