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31st Mar

A cold morning with a fresh westerly breeze produced a trickle of birds offshore with 305 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, a Great Skua, five Little Gulls and 86 Sandwich Terns. A juvenile/first-winter Glaucous Gull spent some time roosting at the Point.
Two Wheatears were seen on the beach between the road and fishing boats.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile/first-winter   Dungeness   31st March 2018
Some late news involves three first-winter Caspian Gulls at the fishing boats in the afternoon.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen from the road.