Snow on and off through the day with blizzard conditions at times especially during the morning. The cold was also beginning to affect the birds with birds passing west offshore including 425 Brent Geese, 350 Wigeon, four Pintail, six Teal, four Grey Plovers, two Bar-tailed Godwits, ten Mediterranean Gulls and a surprise Sandwich Tern. Lots of gulls were feeding the Patch including three first-winter Caspian Gulls. Birds have also started to arrive on the land with another 23 Teal on the Long Pits, two Woodcocks, 26 Snipe, eight Skylarks and eight Redwings.
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