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8th Mar

The juvenile Glaucous Gull was showing well at the fishing boats for most of the day along with a new, tailless first-winter Caspian Gull and three Mediterranean Gulls. A Sandwich Tern and a "spanish-ringed" Lesser Black-backed Gull were also seen.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile   Dungeness   8th March 2020




Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   8th March 2020

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus   adult   Dungeness   8th March 2020
A "spanish-ringed" bird - details are awaited.
Still very quiet on the land but with two Chiffchaffs and four Firecrests of note.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.