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26th Dec

Masses of birds offshore again with a three hour watch this morning producing 44 Wigeon, ten Eider, two Velvet Scoters, 13 Mediterranean Gulls, a second-winter Caspian Gull, two Yellow-legged Gull, three Great Skuas, 1000 Razorbills and 1000 Guillemots. A second-winter Iceland Gull was also seen on a couple of occasions. Later in the day and in rapidly deteriorating weather conditions a check of the Patch produced three second-year (including the early morning bird) and a first-year Iceland Gull. Another ten Mediterranean Gulls and two Caspian Gulls were also present

Two Firecrests were seen in the Moat and the Grey Wagtail was in the power station.



Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides    first-year   Dungeness   26th December 2020



Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides    first-year   Dungeness   26th December 2020

Three Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen at the Point.