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Local weather


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1st Jan

Lots of birds offshore today with the morning seawatch remarkably producing the first spring upchannel movement of 835 Brent Geese along with 19 White-fronted Goose, eight Shoveler, 50 Teal, a Shag, 150 Kittiwakes, 15 Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and 1000 Guillemots west. 

Elsewhere, ten Goosanders were seen on Lade Pit along with one at ARC for a while and a red-head Smew stopped briefly on Burrowes Pit. Six Cattle Egrets were still present in a small horse paddock at Cockles Bridge.