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11th June

A quiet day. Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch and a Buzzard and 60 Swifts flew over.

A Brown Hare was seen.

The highlight of the day appeared in the afternoon at Hookers when a superb Squacco Heron was found. It was very flighty in the windy conditions but was seen very well on a few occasions.


Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides   RSPB Reserve   11th June 2017