A Yellow-browed Warbler was found in the afternoon in the garden of Southview Cottage and a Woodcock was caught in the moat. A few thrushes also arrived, two Firecrests and a Bullfinch were seen in the trapping area and 5930 Starlings passed through.
Coverage of the sea for most of the day produced a decent movement of ducks and waders and several unusual birds. The highlight was a Grey Phalarope but also of note were a very late Black Tern along with 12 Sandwich Terns and 20 Mediterranean Gulls. Ducks seen included 156 Wigeon, two Gadwall, 152 Teal, 92 Pintail and eight Red-breasted Mergansers and a Grey Plover, 110 Dunlins, a Redshank, a Snipe and a Great Skua were also seen. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were also lingering offshore.
|Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Dungeness 7th November 2017|
|Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus Dungeness 7th November 2017|
|Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis Dungeness 7th November 2017|
|Teal Anas crecca Dungeness 7th November 2017|