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2016 Report

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27th Nov


The morning seawatch produced a nice selection of birds mainly heading east. The obvious highlights were three Velvet Scoter and a single Eider. Also of note were 78 Red-throated Diver, 806 Gannet, two Great Skua and 53 Mediterranean Gull all passing eastwards. 

There was also a first-winter Caspian Gull at The Patch with a further six Mediterranean Gulls.

On the RSPB Reserve the Cattle Egret reappeared at Cook's Pool with a Bittern for company and the Ring-necked Duck was still on the pool itself. The Long-eared Owl was still roosting behind the Dipping Pond, the six Bewick Swans were still around the Cockles Bridge area and Goosander and Great White Egret were once again reported from Burrowes Pit.