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5th Nov

A much nicer day with clear skies and a decreased westerly wind. The Trapping Area, Moat and Desert are now seriously flooded and even had a Cattle Egret feeding in the Desert in the afternoon. There was some decent visible migration with an excellent total of 700 Stock Doves of particular note along with two Snipe, 40 Skylarks, 15 Swallows, three Bramblings, 80 Redpolls and 55 Siskins while five Chiffchaffs, eight Goldcrests, 16 Blackbirds, 15 Song Thrushes and two Rock Pipits were on the ground.

Seawatching seemed a bit tame after the excitement of recent days but 5.25hrs of coverage eventually produced a Sabine's Gull and a Leach's Petrel of note along with 108 Sanderlings, 91 Dunlin, ten Little Gulls, four Mediterranean Gulls, 1,596 Gannets and an Arctic Tern.

Five Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Stoat was seen in the Trapping Area.