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    Our morning walk (9am to 11am) along the Bare Seafront and through Happy Mount Park

    On the sea:
    3 whooper swans first seen off Jenny Browns Point then drifted past the Kent Estuary and off towards Grange.
    3 great crested grebes
    34 eider
    3 shelduck
    7 wigeon
    6 red-breasted merganser
    24 greylag geese flew over north to south

    Wader comparison numbers – 76 turnstone, 34 dunlin, 20 ringed plover, 29 redshank

    HMP had 2 nuthatches, 2 jays, 2 goldcrests
    Pre-half-term there were 60+ mallards, today 21.

    Jeff B

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