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Friday 20th March 2015

Continued overnight thick cloud and murky conditions proved to be beneficial on the bird front, albeit only a handful of birds around. During the morning, 10 Redwing, 21 Starling and 3 Fieldfare came out of their overnight roosts. Elsewhere on-site were 6 Song Thrush and 25 Blackbird.

Also on-site 5 Wren, 20 Linnet, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Black Redstart, 7 Pied Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff. Offshore, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 11 Cormorant, 72 Brent Geese, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter, along with 1 first-summer Caspian Gull and 4 Yellow-legged Gull, (3 Adults and 1 2nd summer).

Plenty of gulls lingering offshore too, following many of the container ships in-and-out of Felixstowe. Estimates of 2,000 Herring Gull, 300 Great Black-Backed Gull, 250 Lesser Black-Backed Gull and 30 Black-headed Gull were made.

A small number of new Blackbirds around this morning with some showing signs of continental origin.

Ringing: 4 Blackbird, 3 Redwing, 1 Wren and 1 Robin.