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30th January

A check of the land revealed a Hen Harrier hunting over the Desert and Long Pits for a short time before drifting away NW and a Firecrest in the trapping area.

At the sea it was more of the same with lots of Gannets, Kittiwakes and auks passing west, two Mediterranean Gulls feeding offshore and the first-winter Glaucous Gull still loafing around the Point and often on its own.

Porpoise was also seen.

Click here or on the image below for a short video of the Glaucous Gull.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   first-winter    Dungeness   30th January 2016