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27th Jan

Searching of the pools at the north end of the recording area produced a Jack Snipe and three Snipe, a Water Rail was calling in the trapping area and a Chiffchaff was seen in a private garden. Seawatching produced six Pintail, three Velvet Scoters and 570 Guillemots and 150 Dunlin were seen at the fishing boats.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore.

Elsewhere, a party of six Pink-footed Geese were seen briefly at Dengemarsh and the Great Northern and Black-throated Divers remain on Burrowes Pit. A Glossy Ibis and a Cattle Egret continue to be seen.