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27th Nov

The day began with very thick fog then cleared to bright and sunny for a time before the weather closed in again in the afternoon. A brief check of the trapping area produced a single Firecrest and a Snow Bunting flying over. A check of the gulls at the fishing boats was also worthwhile with two Caspian Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull being found. 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   second-winter   Dungeness   27th November 2018

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   cr XAJK   Dungeness   27th November 2018
This bird was only present for a few minutes and  refused to land in the open. It was seen earlier in the day on the RSPB Reserve.