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25th Mar

A day of quality rather than quantity. The highlights on the land were a Red Kite, two Buzzards, a Marsh Harrier, a Wood Lark and a Serin along with five Firecrests in the trapping area and the first Yellow Wagtail of the spring also flew east along the beach. Seawatching produced 401 Brent Goose, a Garganey, 12 Shoveler, six Pintails, six Eider, a Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls and 12 Sandwich Terns. The Glaucous Gull also gave brilliant views.

We also ran the "nocmig" recorder last night. The number of registrations was very small but did include a Teal and two Coot of note.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile   Dungeness   25th March 2020
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.