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8th Feb

A very stormy day with about 400 Brent Geese moving up-channel and big numbers of gulls including an adult Mediterranean Gull and a first-winter Caspian Gull, a Great Skua and a 1000+ Guillemots.
There was no coverage of the bushes.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   8th February 2019
A Common Seal and a Grey Seal were also feeding offshore. 

Elsewhere, the two Whooper Swans and three Cattle Egrets continue to feed in the fields at Cockles Bridge and a drake Smew can be seen on Burrowes Pit.