8th November 2023

Blustery south-west winds eventually relented after a morning of persistent rain, with sunny intervals following. A Mediterranean Gull and three ‘northern’ Herring Gulls were the most notable sightings of a quiet seawatch. The Thornwick area hosted ten Mute Swans, 103 Teal, 15 Tufted Ducks and a Little Grebe. Elsewhere, a late Sandwich Tern was off Cattlemere, where the juvenile Little Gull remained; a Woodcock was also at Old Fall.

Merlin, Cattlemere, by Alex Holt