On 17th February 1993, following a report of bird carcases on the shoreline at Landguard Point, Suffolk, the area was surveyed by NO. A few emaciated Common Guillemots Uria aalge were found and, on part of the Harwich harbour shore inside the spit, the carcase of a Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus was discovered. It was on the third tideline up the beach and would have been washed ashore a


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