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1st January 2009

Another new year, another chance to get excited about seeing common species! Slightly under the influence of Adnams Bitter, the first bird of the year was a Mute Swan, as two swam downriver near the Playhouse at 01:30.

At the more respectable time of 10:00, me, Adam and Cathy walked to the UEA, around the broad, up to the hospital and then back home. The bird of the day was undoubtedly a male Goosander at the east end of the broad. Only a few of the feeders in the rabbit compound were full, but there were still a number of redwing below. On the way back, a second male Goosander flew in to join the first bird.

A modest first day total of 33 species.

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