A Black-throated Diver was close in offshore early morning before drifting out on the dropping tide, also on the sea at least three Great Northern and three Red-throated Diver, with another 12 Red-throated and three Great Northern Diver heading south. The calmer conditions saw six Chiffchaff around site, Cirl Bunting again singing in the Buffer Zone, the Yellow-browed Warbler, two Firecrest and the Siberian Chiffchaff all still present around the Entrance Bushes and single Brambling, Blackcap and Lesser Redpoll all new arrivals. Elsewhere two Sandwich Tern were in the estuary before heading offshore and the Bonaparte's Gull was feeding around sandbars at low tide.
Wildlife News: A pod of at least eight Bottle-nosed Dolphin were offshore mid-morning. With the continuing mild temperatures many plants are still in flower, despite this it was still surprising to see one of the willows coming into leaf alongside this year's leaves that had yet to fall.
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