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17th December

Another two new Caspian Gulls were the highlights of the day with a second-winter bird at the Patch in the morning and a first-winter bird dropping in briefly at the offerings of bread at the fishing boats in the late afternoon. The long-staying first-winter bird was also seen at both the Point and the Patch during the day where an adult Yellow-legged Gull was also present.

Three Chiffchaffs were seen around the northern Long Pit and six Siskins flew over.


Caspian Gulls Larus cachinnans   first-winters   Dungeness   17th December 2015
Todays new bird (above) and the regular bird (below).