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24th Jan

The highlight of a wintry day was a massive arrival of auks offshore along with large numbers of Gannets and gulls feeding close inshore. There were an estimated 30,000 auks present with about one in three being Razorbills. In addition there were at least four Caspian Gulls, two Yellow-legged Gulls and five Mediterranean Gulls and the regular second-year Iceland Gull. A Velvet Scoter flew west. 

Razorbills and Guillemots   Dungeness   24th January 2021

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   24th January 2021

Massed feeding frenzy close inshore at the fishing boats