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19th Oct

Today saw the first large arrival of Goldcrests of the autumn with at least 120 birds around the area as well as 30 Chiffchaffs, four Firecrests, a Ring Ouzel and 30 Song Thrushes and also a Yellow-browed Warbler. Overhead passage was also reasonable with a Woodlark, 25 Skylarks, three Rock Pipits, 14 Bramblings, 45 Lesser Redpolls, four Crossbills, 300 Goldfinches, 120 Siskins and 30 Reed Buntings.
Seawatching was fairly slow but 300 Mediterranean Gulls were counted as they fed offshore this afternoon.

Yellow-browed Warbler Phyllosopus inornatus   Dungeness   19th October 2018
Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret   Dungeness   19th October 2018
A Belgian-ringed bird.

A Delicate was trapped overnight.