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HIGH­LIGHTS: A Long-billed Dow­itcher was in­ter­mit­tently at Framp­ton, vis­it­ing Freis­ton (3rd). The Glossy Ibis seen north of Bos­ton for sev­eral days prior to the 23rd, re­lo­cated to Framp­ton. Off­shore, a Po­ma­rine Skua passed (2nd), with a Sooty Shear­wa­ter (5th). Yel­low-browed War­blers were at both re­serves (3rd-11th). An Osprey flew over Framp­ton (8th), as did a La­p­land Bunt­ing (20th). FRAMP­TON MARSH: A Black-necked Grebe was present (from 21st). There was a Grey Phalarope (4th-6th). Curlew Sand­piper, Lit­tle Stint and Wood Sand­piper were seen (to 23rd). A Black Tern was a sur­prise (5th). Spot­ted Red­shanks were recorded daily, max­i­mum 14. There was a Jack Snipe (9th & 19th) and Scaup (28th & 30th). There was a re­serve record count of 16 Bearded Tits (28th). Tabs Head pro­duced a Firecrest (6th). Ring Ouzels were present (7th-8th, 12th & 28th). A Whin­chat was seen (3rd, 7th & 9th). Hen Har­rier, Mer­lin and Short-eared Owl were seen reg­u­larly on the salt­marsh to­wards the month’s end. A Long-tailed Duck flew up the Witham (20th). FREIS­TON SHORE: The reser­voir held 7,200 Black-tailed God­wits, eight Spot­ted Red­shanks and four Curlew Sand­pipers (1st). Three Ring Ouzels were present (7th), with one (13th). There was a Bram­bling (11th-17th). Toby Col­lett

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