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March 2014 Sightings
6th March 2014 - Thursday
Sea-watch 07.30-09.00. Cloudy with the odd light shower and a force 3 SW wind.
Over the sea were 70 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Teal, 1 Common Scoter, 16 Red-throated Diver, 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 1 Puffin.
Other birds present were 8 Whooper Swan, 2 Greylag Geese, 95 Wigeon, 3 Teal and 10 Avocet.
5th March 2014 - Wednesday
Sea-watch 07.00-09.30. Sunny spells with longer cloudy periods, a force 2-5 SW wind.
460 Pink-footed Geese flew north offshore, otherwise the only other birds noted were 8 Whooper Swan, 3 Eider, 2 Common Scoter, 38 Red-throated Diver, 2 Merlin, 34 Herring Gull, 2 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill and 1 Lesser Redpoll.
4th March 2014 - Tuesday
Sea-watch 07.30-09.30. Sunny spells and light showers with a force 2-1 SSW wind.
A few more birds moving today including 112 Pink-footed Geese north, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Eider, 2 Common Scoter, 27 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, a Mediterranean Gull, 25 Black-headed Gull, 35 Common Gull, 1 Lesser B.B.Gull, and 2 Jackdaw.
Otherwise a Little Owl was the only other new bird of note.
3rd March 2014 - Monday
Sea-watch 07.00-09.25. Mainly sunny with some light cloud, a force 1 SW wind.
On the move were a Wigeon, 6 Common Scoter, 27 Red-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, a Gannet, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Razorbill and 2 Siskin.
The only other birds seen included 8 Whooper Swan, 4 Avocet, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Barn Owl.
2nd March 2014 - Sunday
Sea-watch 07.20-10.00. Cloudy all day with occasional light showers, a force 5-6 SW wind.
Most sightings were over the sea – 1 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Common Scoter, 9 Eider, 8 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 1 Dunlin, 14 Curlew, 32 Herring Gull, 3 Guillemot and a Razorbill.
The only other birds noted were the 8 Whooper Swans in the fields and Avocets had increased to 5 at Kilnsea Wetlands.
1st March 2014 - Saturday
Sea-watch 14.00-16.00. Fog or low cloud most of the day with a few sunny spells in a force 1 W wind.
There was little change, over the sea were 2 Wigeon, 3 Eider, 5 Red-throated Diver, a Great Crested Grebe, and 1 Gannet.
Other birds seen included 8 Whooper Swan, 110 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, 4 Avocet, 2 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 13 Linnet and a Lesser Redpoll.
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