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17th Jan

Two Jack Snipe at the Long Pits were the highlight of the day and a Black Redstart and a Grey Wagtail were seen at the power station. At sea, 56 Wigeon and 1,495 auk species flew east but the most spectacular sight was a massive feeding frenzy of Cormorants close inshore with at least 8,000 birds being involved.

Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo   Dungeness   17th January 2022
Just a small part of themasses of birds feeding close inshore this morning.