9th Jan

A calmer but very murky day which barely seemed to get light. Seawatching was not as good as yesterday but still produced 11 Pintails, three Red-breasted Mergansers, an astonishing minimum of 6000 Cormorants, a Great Skua and lots of Guillemots and Razorbills during a two-hour watch this morning. The regular first-winter Caspian Gull was feeding around the strand line at the fishing boats.
A check of the bushes found just one Bullfinch of note.
Pintail Anas acuta, Wigeon Anas penelope and Teal Anas crecca   Dungeness   9th January 2018


Great Skua Stercorarius skua   Dungeness   9th January 2018

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   9th January 2018