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25th Mar

The strong and cold NE continued to blow all day. The morning seawatch was fairly slow but did produce eight Pintails, five Tufted Ducks, the first Arctic Skua of the spring, a Mediterranean Gull and 53 Sandwich Terns. Three Swallows also flew east. The two first-winter Iceland Gulls were feeding at the Patch again along with three Mediterranean Gulls, an adult hybrid Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull and a third-winter Caspian Gull.
Still very slow on the land with just seven Firecrests and four Chiffchaffs of note.



Mediterranean Gull x Black-headed Gull hybrid   Dungeness   25th March 2017
Some poor shots taken at long range of the bird as it fed over the Patch.

Four Porpoises were seen offshore.