A bright, sunny day for a change but this meant that despite plenty of birds offshore they were mostly further out and not really moving in any numbers. Birds that did pass through included seven Shelduck, five Gadwall, 57 Wigeon, six Teal and a Sandwich Tern all moving west and a Great Northern Diver which flew round the Point and into Lade Bay. Cormorants were present in huge numbers again along with large numbers of gulls and which included 20 Mediterranean Gulls, a Little Gull and six Caspian Gulls. A short visit to the Trapping Area produced a Marsh Harrier, a Chiffchaff and a couple of Redwings.
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