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17th Sep

With a strong NE wind blowing all day it was hard going on the land and the sea continues to disappoint although two Pintails, 75 Wigeon, 25 Teal, two Avocets and two Arctic Skuas were of note. A colour-ringed first-winter Caspian Gull spent some time at the Point.



Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   17th September 2020
A bird wearing a colour-ring probably from one of the Polish projects.

Four Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.