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5th Apr

Most of the coverage today involved seawatching where a fresh SE wind resulted in an excellent easterly movement of birds. Of note were 237 Brent Geese, three Gadwall, 111 Shovelers, four Pintails, 72 Teal, six Tufted Ducks, 1356 Common Scoters, five Red-breasted Mergansers, 561 Gannets, nine Avocets, 27 Whimbrel, 12 Little Gulls, 13 Mediterranean Gulls, 745 Sandwich Terns, 26 Common Terns and six Arctic Skuas.
A Firecrest in the moat was the only bird of note on the land.
Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla   Dungeness   5th April 2020
Shoveler Anas clypeata   Dungeness   5th April 2020
Gannet Morus bassanus   Dungeness   5th April 2020
The "noc-mig" recorder was out again last night and although it was very quiet there were still three flocks of Common Scoters which passed over the Observatory.

At least ten Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Common Seal was also seen.