An overcast but still start this morning, with very few birds in the area. 24 Swifts flew south over the Trapping Area first thing and a Curlew could be heard flying west towards the RSPB Reserve.
Five Mediterranean Gulls were present at the Patch, along with a single juvenile Yellow-legged Gull.
Elsewhere, a Wood Sandpiper was present on Burrow's at the RSPB Reserve.
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