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20th Nov

A calm day but with almost constant very light drizzle brought a small arrival of birds in the bushes with eight Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, two Goldcrests and the obvious highlight of a first-year Red-breasted Flycatcher. The sea was fairly quiet in the calm conditions so a Puffin seen heading slowly west in the afternoon was also a nice surprise. An adult Caspian Gull was also seen off the fishing boats. 

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva   Dungeness   20th November 2021
The 39th Observatory record.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Two Gems were the highlight from the moth trap.