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19th Feb

The Dungeness Iceland Gull population rose to three today with the arrival of a second-winter bird, first seen at the Patch and then attracted to the offerings at the fishing boats in the afternoon. The two first-winter birds were still at the Patch this morning and a colour-ringed third-winter Caspian Gull also came in.

Early morning seawatching produced just ten Shovelers and a Mediterranean Gull of note along with a steady eastward trickle of Red-throated Divers and Gannets.

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Another Small Tortoiseshell was seen in the Observatory garden.








Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   second-winter   Dungeness   19th February 2017