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3rd Mar

A bright and sunny morning for a change. Seawatching produced 54 Brent Geese, four Eider (all drakes), 70 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, 25 Mediterranean Gulls and 225 Red-throated Divers. A check of the trapping area produced seven calling Water Rails and what was presumably the first migrant Firecrest of the spring was seen in a private garden,

There was lots of Porpoise activity this afternoon with at least 20 individuals seemingly showing mating behaviour. A Grey Seal was also seen.