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HIGH­LIGHTS: Two Waxwings were seen (17th), and a sin­gle Scaup was present at Framp­ton (2nd), with two (19th). An­other sin­gle Scaup was on the Freis­ton la­goon (14th). White-fronted Geese were in fields at the en­trance to Framp­ton, peak­ing at 45 (1st), and re­main­ing to mid-month, though in smaller num­bers. FRAMP­TON RSPB: Roost­ing Whooper Swans peaked at 72 on Framp­ton reedbed, with a cou­ple of Bewick’s in the mix. Pink-footed Geese were last seen on the 4th, with 120 on the grass­land. Golden Plovers also hit their peak at the start of the month with up to 10,000 on the grass­land and nearly 3,000 Lap­wings keep­ing them com­pany. Spot­ted Red­shanks were also guar­an­teed from the Old Car Park. The first Avo­cet re­turned (9th). Mer­lin, Pere­grine, Hen and Marsh Har­ri­ers were again daily with Short-eared Owls seen by those ven­tur­ing to the Rap­tor View­point. At least two Cetti’s War­blers seemed to have staked out ter­ri­to­ries, one of which had Bram­blings for com­pany on and off through­out the month. FREIS­TON RSPB: The Scaup was the only bird of any great note re­ported this month. The la­goon held 2,000 Oys­ter­catch­ers and up to 2,500 Brent Geese, and 3,000 Wi­geon were on the grass­land. Toby Col­lett

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