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4th Feb

The morning seawatch produced 12 Brent Geese, 209 Red-throated Divers and 380 auks sp in an hour. The Patch wasn't working today but large numbers of Cormorants were roosting on the beach. The Grey Wagtail and male Black Redstart were back at the sewage treatment unit and a Firecrest was singing in the Trapping Area.

Just a few Cormorants on the beach.  Dungeness   4th February 2021 

A Common Seal was also seen on the beach.

Elsewhere, the Glossy Ibis was showing well in the small pools at Boulderwall.

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus   RSPB Reserve   4th February 2021