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23rd Jan

The morning seawatch was again dominated by Red-throated Divers with 156 and auks with 3463 in 2.75hrs. Two Mediterranean Gulls were also seen. A check of the Patch at low water saw lots of gulls but very difficult viewing conditions but eventually a first-winter Caspian Gull came onto the roof of the office cabins.


The Patch

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   23rd January 2021

Two Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Also of interest, this uncommon puffball Winter Stalk-ball was found in the trapping area. 



Winter Stalk-ball Tulostoma brumale   Dungeness   23rd January 2021