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11th Dec

A fairly quiet seawatch this morning but 34 Mediterranean Gull passed through and a Shag and a first-winter Caspian Gull and an adult Yellow-legged Gull were feeding off the fishing boats.


Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis    Dungeness   11th December 2019
A Common Seal was also seen offshore.