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23rd Jan

Seawatch Hide: 40 Red-throated Diver (31W/9E), 46 Gannet (5W/41E), 32 Kittiwake (E), 164 Guillemot (E), 58 Razorbill (E), 1737 Auk sp. and 1000+ Cormorant feeding offshore.

4 Harbour Porpoise and a Grey Seal also noted. 

On the land 2 Dartford Warbler were the highlight and the Black Redstart remains by the Seawatch Hide. 

Redhead Smew still present on ARC Pit and the 2 Glossy Ibis were around but mobile, finishing the day on Cook's Pool.