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17th Feb

Another breezy day with frequent heavy downpours with thunder and lightning at times. A visit to the feeding station produced two Long-tailed Tits. There was very little passage offshore but in the afternoon huge numbers of gulls were feeding along the shoreline and included a juvenile Glaucous Gull, three Caspian Gulls, six Yellow-legged Gulls and three Mediterranean Gulls. There were also 57 Turnstones on the beach.


Just a small part of the huge flock of gulls feeding offshore



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile   Dungeness    17th February 2020

Caspian GulLarus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   17th February 2020


Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   second-winter   Dungeness   17th February 2020