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1st Jan

Wishing all our followers a Happy New Year.

No change in the weather with strong to gale force SW winds and lots of rain limiting coverage to the sea again. A Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls, a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull, three Caspian Gulls, a Great Skua and 100 Red-throated Diver. A Merlin was also seen at the fishing boats and three Peregrine Falcons were in dispute over the power station.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were also seen offshore.

Elsewhere on the Point, two Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver were still on Burrowes, anther Great Northern Diver was seen at Scotney, 13 Cattle Egrets were around a manure heap alongside the Lydd Airport access road and four Glossy Ibis were seen in the Cockles Bridge area.