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29th Feb

The wind and rain continues but surprisingly there were some significant signs of spring migration with 178 Brent Geese, two Gadwall, a flock of 16 Black-tailed Godwit and a Great Skua moving east.  The juvenile Iceland Gull and three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore. On the land three Chiffchaffs (first migrants of the spring) were seen.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   juvenile   Dungeness    29th February 2020

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita   Dungeness 29th Februry 2020
A Grey Seal was also seen.