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15th Feb

Bright and sunny conditions with a southerly breeze encouraged a bit more up channel movement today with 318 Brent Geese, 22 Wigeon, two Gadwall and 30 Pintail of note. At least 4000 Cormorants and two Mediterranean Gulls were also seen.
No sign of any movement on the land but a Firecrest was seen in the Trapping Area and a Black Redstart was seen near the Lifeboat Station.

One Porpoise was also seen.

The warm weather of the last few days has encouraged the first Gorse Shieldbugs of the spring to show themselves. 

Gorse Shieldbug Piezodorus lituratus   Dungeness   15th February 2019
Elsewhere, four Cattle Egrets continue to be seen in the small paddocks around Cockles Bridge and two Whooper Swan can still be seen in the fields to the west of Cockles Bridge. A drake Smew remains on Burrowes Pit.