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27th Jan

A check of the Trapping Area and Long Pits this morning was very productive with a Jack Snipe, five Chiffchaffs and five Firecrests of note. A three-hour seawatch this morning was also good with two Gadwall, seven Velvet Scoters, 229 Red-throated Divers, 249 Gannets and 3035 auk species. An afternoon check of the Patch on a falling tide showed the Iceland Gull still present and seven Caspian Gulls among huge numbers of gulls. A Grey Wagtail was feeding at the sewage treatment unit and 80 Pied Wagtails came in to roost.