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There was a small arrival of migrants this morning with five Firecrests and a Pied Flycatcher of interest and this Red-backed Shrike around Southview Cottage from mid-morning of particular note.
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio Dungeness 24th September 2017
Seawatching was pretty slow this morning with 195 Brent Geese, a Shag and just a few Arctic and Great Skuas lingering or passing through but late in the day this Caspian Gull made an appearance on the beach at the fishing boats. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was also seen.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Dungeness 24th September 2017
Five Clouded Yellows were seen during the day and a Scarce Bordered Straw was trapped overnight.