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Local weather


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22nd Jan

A cold, clear morning resulted in a good movement of auks for nearly two hours totalling 3887 birds along with 141 Red-throated Divers. The Iceland Gull was still present around the Patch and the Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail were feeding around the Sewage Treatment unit again. A check of the trapping area produced five Snipe and two Chiffchaffs of note.

A young Common Seal was on the beach for a while.