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31st Mar

A stiff easterly wind brought a reasonable movement of birds offshore but it remains very quiet on the land. Nearly four hours of seawatching produced 86 Brent Geese, 63 Shelducks, 22 Shovelers, eight Teal, a Pintail, five Eider, 662 Common Scoters, four Red-breasted Mergansers, an Avocet, two Little Gulls, five Mediterranean Gulls, 61 Sandwich Terns and six Common Terns of note. Still quiet on the land with three Egyptian Geese in the Desert, a Merlin, ten Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, two Song Thrushes and two Siskins being the best on offer. 

Seven Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.