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23rd January

A damp and dreary day with most of the interest on the shore and offshore again. Large numbers of Gannets, Kittiwakes and Razorbills flew west whilst the regular Glaucous and Caspian Gulls were giving superb views on the beach. A Little Gull was also feeding offshore and a Black-throated Diver and five Gadwall flew west.
A Woodcock was flushed from the trapping area.
Glaucous and Caspian Gull 
Glaucous Gull shows quite well





Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   first-winter  Dungeness   23rd January 2016