|Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Dungeness 27th October 2018|
This bird spent most of the day feeding around the Observatory.
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Very cold with strong NW winds. There was a very small passage of birds overhead with three Fieldfares, three Bramblings and ten Siskins of note. There was also some movement offshore with 394 Brent Geese, two Gadwall, 17 Wigeon, four Velvet Scoters and 90 Common Scoters along with a Pomarine Skua, 50 Mediterranean Gulls, 100 Kittiwakes and 40 Sandwich Terns lingering.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.