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2nd Jan

A Jack Snipe and singles of Chiffchaff and Firecrest were seen on the land. There was very little movement offshore although two Black-throated Divers were noteworthy.

The Patch continues to be productive with three Iceland Gulls, five Caspian Gulls, three Yellow-legged Gulls and 15 Mediterranean Gulls seen.

Elsewhere, two Whooper Swans and the Black-throated Diver, Glossy Ibis and Dusky Warbler continue to be seen at the ARC Pit. A Scaup and a Long-tailed Duck were still at Scotney and a large flock of White-fronted Geese toured the area.