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10th Apr

Another day for the most part spoilt by thick fog. When the sea was visible there was a little movement to be seen with three Garganeys, four Red-breasted Mergansers and nine Whimbrel of note. A first-winter Caspian Gull was seen by the Fish Hut this afternoon.
The land remains fairly quiet although a Redstart was seen at the Long Pits and a Bullfinch and two Bramblings were found in the trapping area while more usual migrants included four Swallows, six Willow Warblers, seven Firecrests, nine Blackcaps and 27 Redwings.


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   10th April 2018
Brambling Fringillia montifringilla   female   Dungeness   10th April 2018

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.