On the RSPB Reserve no sign of the Long-eared Owls, but 4 Smew by the entrance track. Two each of Black-necked and Slavonian Grebe on the New Diggings and a Great White Egret also noted in the Dengemarsh area.
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A bitterly cold wind and very unpleasant birding conditions meant a quiet day around the Point. The main news was that the first-winter Glaucous Gull was not seen today. However the strong north-easterly wind did bring about a Merlin and a single male Stonechat by the Long Pit both of which were probably seeking shelter from the wind.