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18 March, 2011

Overcast early morning and misty offshore, but before long a Great Skua came lumbering eastwards within ID range. There was little else apart from a large Diver sp west at 0900. Singles of Little Egret and Kittiwake passed E and 3 Med Gulls drifted W; 20 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plovers were also logged, plus 15 Red-breasted Mergansers and 6 Great Crested Grebes offshore. On land migrants were non-existent save for a solitary Chiffchaff, but two pairs of Grey Partridge were seen and a Peregrine scattered the local birds.

16th March
At Climping this morning 3 Slavonian Grebes offshore in a tight group, but nothing else over the sea worthy of mention. On land, a Firecrest, 2 Goldcrests and a couple of Chiffchaffs were logged.