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Saturday 31st December 2022

Mild for new years eve. Southbound 57 Kitts, 47 Common Gull, 6 Shelduck, 3 Common Scoter & 2 Wigeon with northbound 3 Red-throated Diver & 1 Brent. A Little Gull was offshore briefly.

Friday 30th December 2022

 Wet n' windy. Grim. Flying south 28 Kitts & a Pochard with northbound a single Gannet.

Thursday 29th December 2022

510 Cormorant headed out fishing. A flock of 36 Common Scoter moved south & at least 56 Common Gull were offshore but that was about it in 1.5 hours watching. Only land bird worth a mention was a Stock Dove heading south.

Wednesday 28th December 2022


570 Cormorant went out fishing as it was just starting to get light. After this it was a wet n' windy day. No offshore movements although 25 Common Gull, 24 Kitts & 4 Gannet were following shipping amongst the usual big gulls.

Ringing Recoveries


This Caspian Gull photographed at Landguard on 18th October was ringed as a chick in south-east Poland on 5th June 2022 then seen five times in central Poland from 9th to 18th July and after it left Landguard in Zeeland, The Netherlands on 28th October 2022. We have only a handful of Caspian Gull records with this the first record of a ringed one.

Long-tailed Tit ringed at Snettisham on 19th May 2022 was retrapped 121 km away at LBO on 4th November 2022.

Tuesday 27th December 2022

Bit more life this morning. 455 Cormorant went out fishing. Southbound 94 Common Scoter, 57 Common Gull, 3 Brent, Red-throated Diver & Shelduck with northbound 57 Red-throated Diver & 13 Common Scoter. On site 12 Redwing & a Fieldfare first thing. Although odd Fieldfare sightings in the winter are the norm Redwing only tends to occur during severe weather conditions so no reason for this flock to be here today.

Monday 26th December 2022

480 Cormorant headed out to the Cork Sands were joined by 560 more coming in from the north. Offshore southbound 8 Brent & 6 Common Scoter with northbound 5 Common Scoter & 2 Red-throated Diver. 9 Kitts were with the gulls following dredging activities.

Sunday 25th December 2022

233 Cormorant headed out plus 205 more arrived in from the north to the fishing grounds. Southbound 22 Common Scoter, 18 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Merganser & 2 Velvet Scoter with northbound 6 Brent, 2 Common Scoter & Red-throated Diver in 1.75 hours observation.