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1st Jan

The year started in much the same way as recent days with the Patch providing most of the interest. Three Iceland Gulls and eight Caspian Gulls were the highlights along with 25 Mediterranean Gulls and two Yellow-legged Gulls. Small numbers of Red-throated Divers, Razorbills and Guillemots were also feeding offshore.

A check of the trapping area produced two Chiffchaffs and a Firecrest and a Raven flew over. A Grey Wagtail was seen inside the power station perimeter again. 

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   third-year   Dungeness   1st January 2021
This bird spent a short time at the Point before it was inevitably flushed by a loose dog

A Common Seal was hauled out on the beach this morning.

Elsewhere, for the new year listers the now regular Black-throated Diver, Glossy Ibis and Dusky Warbler were still present at ARC Pit. Two Whooper Swans and a large flock of White-fronted Geese were in the area and two Scaup and a Long-tailed Duck were seen at Scotney.