The highlights from a couple of seawatching spells today were few and far between with a Red-necked Grebe, Little Gull and Arctic Tern being the only standout birds. The now regular first-winter Caspian Gull was joined by another today with this one bearing a German ring also the adult Yellow-legged Gull was still in residence.
On land things were much better today with some good movements of birds and new arrivals including the following birds logged; 16 Goldcrest, 45 Long-tailed Tit included 23 new birds ringed, 14 Chiffchaff, Dartford Warbler still, 11 Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, 15 Song Thrush, seven Redwing, two Mistle Thrush - first of the year, Grey Wagtail, 380 Meadow Pipit, two Bullfinch, 12 Greenfinch, 35 Lesser Redpoll, 1177 Goldfinch, 42 Siskin and the first Lapland Bunting of the year over.
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Dungeness 23rd October 2017 (Martin Casemore)|
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Dungeness 23rd October 2017 (Lee Gregory)|