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  • Clay G
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      This evening c17-18:00 from EM Hide

      Water levels very low. Allen Pool nearly empty. Strong breeze.

      c55 avocet including ~10 chicks
      Just 6 black- tailed godwit
      3 lapwing
      c10 oystercatcher
      c15 redshank
      1 ringed plover
      No knot today

      c80 teal
      1 mallard
      8 shelduck including at least 1 juvenile
      5 mute swans

      7 little egret
      1 spoonbill not visible while I was there but I don’t think it had flown off

      c1300 black headed gulls
      1 black backed gull (probably GB?) on nest
      No little gull while I was there despite being seen earlier in the day

      Swifts and sand martins over EM Pool

      At least 3 sedge warblers along path

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