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27th Sep

With more wind and rain it was yet another day dominated by seawatching. Watching for 7.5 hrs produced 566 Gannets, 20 Balearic Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, five Mediterranean Gulls, 894 Sandwich Terns, two Great Skuas and 95 Arctic Skuas and a couple of rarities in the form of two fly-by Grey Phalaropes. Four Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen on the beach. There was a considerable diurnal movement of birds during the morning including a Merlin, 450 Swallows, two Yellow Wagtails, 14 Grey Wagtails, 46 'alba' Wagtails, 950 Meadow Pipits and 550 Linnets. Two Rock Pipits were also seen including one trapped for ringing. Two Firecrests were seen in the moat.



Rock Pipit Anthus littoralis   Dungeness   27th September 2019
Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.