The wind backed into the north-east overnight and sea passage was predictably much reduced. The best of five hours of watching produced nine Shoveler, five Teal, a Velvet and 251 Common Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, 30 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, a Little Gull and 512 Sandwich Terns of note.
There was a small increase in the number of migrants on the land and included a Sand Martin, 10 Willow Warblers, 23 Chiffchaffs, seven Blackcaps and a Siskin.
The Crane continues to be seen in fields at Dengemarsh and the Red-necked Grebe was still on Burrowes Pit. The three Cattle Egrets were still being seen at Cockles Bridge.
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