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5th Feb

A couple of seawatching sessions produced 94 Brent Geese up-channel, 612 Red-throated Divers, ten Mediterranean Gulls and 1777 auks while the Iceland Gull and two Caspian Gulls were still at the Patch. A Mistle Thrush at West Beach was the first of the year and the smart male Black Redstart and the Grey Wagtail were feeding around the Sewage Treatment Unit again. A Chiffchaff was singing in the Trapping Area.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   5th February 2021

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus   Dungeness   5th February 2021

The first butterfly of the year, a Peacock, was seen in the Trapping Area.