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  • John Webb
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      On site 10.00 – 14.00. Selected sightings.
      6 red-throated diver at 11.10, 3 in Summer plumage
      3 great crested grebe
      2 great white egret
      pink-footed geese: 10.55, 15 over to N; 11.30, 40 over to W; 12.45, distant flock up from salt marsh and resettled nearer Cotestones enabling count of c640.
      3 wigeon, 2 pintail, 175 eider, 5 rb merganser, pair goosander
      kestrel
      mid-tide wader counts (11.35 – 11.45): 540 oystercatcher, 275 curlew, 2 bar-tailed godwit.
      4 golden plover over
      flock of 42 ringed plover and 3 dunlin moved from Keer to salt marsh pools on tide
      sand martins off sea in dribs and drabs, 1 swallow
      2 wheatears, skylarks, meadow pipits, linnets
      grey seal.

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