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Monday, 12 December 2016

Monday 12th December 2016

Always good to arrive in the morning to find a hole in the rifle fencing where someone has broken in overnight - oh the delights of living in Felixstowe. Obviously dealing with such issues tends to take up one's time. Bird wise today's migrant is a Mistle Thrush on site that departed inland over the docks by 9am. Two Mipits went south are getting late in there autumn passage with 12 Carrion Crow also heading south and into Essex notable as visible migration movements in this species being almost non-existent this year. Great Black-backed Gulls are a bit camera shy but this adult on the beach reveals that it has not yet finished it's post breeding moult but having just read a book this moult can carry on into January.