The start ot a new season for oiled birds and wrecked migrants washing ashore. Few counts were conducted in these months. Divers and grebes were not or rarely found. Some Fulmars were recorded on the mainland coast and the influx of feeding Gannets near the Dutch coast in autumn 1989 was also reflected in the number of birds washing up: several immature birds, all oiled, were found on the mainland coast, an adult was found entangled in a net and three immatures were found ’netted’ together. Wildfowl were only found in numbers on the Wadden Sea islands and most were unoiled. The most numerous species was the Eider (mainly old corpses of immature or juvenile birds). Waders were only rarely found dead.