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2016 Report

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29th Mar

With a light onshore breeze this morning there was a bit of easterly movement with 934 Brent Geese, an Arctic Skua and 77 Sandwich Terns of note. In the afternoon, a new first-winter Glaucous Gull was found  at the Patch.
It is still pretty quiet on the land with just six Firecrests dotted around the Point and two Bramblings and six Siskins of note. A Ring-necked Parakeet also flew over the area.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile/first-winter   Dungeness   29th March 2018
A new bird at the Patch.
Four Porpoises were also seen.