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More of the same with lots of Gannets, 3000+ Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills feeding offshore and 260 Dunlins passing through. Marine mammals were well represented with two Common Seals, two Grey Seals and a Porpoise being seen.
Common SealPhoca vitulina Dungeness 10th February 2019