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9th Mar

The Glaucous Gull continued to show well at the fishing boats and a first-winter Caspian Gull was seen but any offshore movement was almost non-existent.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile   Dungeness   9th March 2020
A trickle of birds on the land included a Merlin, a Firecrest and four Grey Wagtails.
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla   Dungeness   9th March 2020
We also played the Audiomoth NocMig recorder last with some interesting results including a Canada Goose, a Grey Heron, a Water Rail and a few Redwings.

One Porpoise was seen offshore.