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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Distinctly better today with the weather changing and visibility improving. Southbound 55 Red-throated Diver, 54 Brent, 13 Common Scoter, 3 Shelduck, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Teal, 2 Eider, 2 Oyks, 2 Common Gull, White-fronted Goose, Bean Goose & Bar-tailed Godwit plus northbound 15 Red-throats 11 Common Scoter, 6 Brent & Gannet. Why are we mentioning Common Gull ? Well, basically, the numbers are dire - we should be having counts in the hundreds or even thousands at this time of the year. Finally the Rock Pipit is still with us.