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31st January 2009

No point staying at home moping, I went to Flixton with Adam and his uncle, stopping at the Gravel Pits, where we saw four pairs of Red-crested Pochard. Unfortunately the likely origin was a mass-release in 2004/05, so its a non-BOU tick. Shooting near Aldeby Rubbish Dump scared off the gulls before we got there, and the Bewick's Swans weren't at Catfield.

In the afternoon we got dropped off at Mundesley and walked along the coast to Bacton, but recent field ploughing and high winds meant a lack of small birds. On the beach, one Sanderling and 4 Turnstones, and on the fields 9 Oystercatchers were the only birds of note.

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