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2016 Report

Our 2016 Report is now available from the Observatory for £8.00 plus P&P if needed. Please contact the Warden: dungenessobs@vfast.co.uk

10th Jan

Large numbers of birds were feeding offshore again with 1500 Great Crested Grebes, 200 Gannets, 1000+ Cormorants, two Great Skuas and 500 Guillemots of note and the first-winter Caspian Gull was on the beach. Signs of upchannel passage of Brent Goose continued with 150 moving through and birds moving west included two Velvet Scoters, two Eiders and 1000 auks.

Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata   Dungeness   10th January 2018
Despite large numbers offshore this species is rarely close enough for a photograph.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   10th January 2018
The regular bird but hard to resist photographing when it is standingin front of you.