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Monday, 11 January 2016

Covehithe saves the weekend

On Saturday 9th January, The Great Northern Diver from seen from the brick rail bridge and Riverside but sadly very distant from both vantage points for me. No birds seen at all at either Hamilton Dock or Ness Point bar 1 Turnstone at both locations. On Sunday 10th Fish Dock 12.45pm no Caspian, Walking down to Covehithe Broad- a male Scaup was seen on the northern section of the broad showing greyish back , 2 Tufted Ducks, male Goldeneye and 4 females. The Slavonian Grebe was back at the far end south- west section of the Broad. 15 Brent Geese were seen feeding in a far field. Out to sea, 15 Brent Geese flew south, 20 Pintail flew south, 100 Wigeon flew south, 5 Gadwall flew south. I tried for Big boogy bird Bean Geese not seen on the very long track down to Dingle marshes from Dunwich tea rooms, walked around 2 miles & I couldn't find any double gates seen or any geese. As dusk approached at the Harrier roost at Cove Bottom, 15 Marsh Harriers seen 7 male but no hoped for Hen.

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