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24th Feb

Gulls continue to provide most of the interest with the two juvenile/first-winter Iceland Gulls feeding at the Patch, a first-winter Caspian Gull at the fishing boats in the morning and five different Mediterranean Gulls during the day. A female Eider and 700 Great Crested Grebes were also feeding offshore.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   24th February 2017

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides and Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Dungeness   24th February 2017  

The drake Ring-necked Duck was still on Cooke's Pool and the two Long-eared Owls continue to show well at the Dipping Pond on the RSPB Reserve.