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5th Mar

There was a bit of offshore movement during the day with 208 Brent Geese, a Shoveler, six Eider (all males), 124 Red-throated Divers, 460 Kittiwakes and three Little Gulls of note. There were also very large numbers of gulls feeding at the Patch with the highlight being a juvenile/first-winter Iceland Gull along with at least 22 Mediterranean Gulls, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and around 100 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
Eider Somateria mollissima   Dungeness   5th March 2018

Gulls   Dungeness   5th March 2018

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   5th March 2018
A Brown Hare and a Porpoise were also seen.