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27th Feb

With a strong SE breeze this morning there was an increase in up-channel movement with 627 Brent Geese, 17 Shelduck, 29 Teal, seven Shovelers, 247 Red-throated Divers, 20 Fulmars, 1404 Gannets, 123 Kittiwakes and three Mediterranean Gulls. In the afternoon, the Iceland Gull reappeared at the Fishing Boats along with a first-winter Caspian Gull and a Sandwich Tern was also the first of the spring.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   27th February 2022

A Porpoise was feeding offshore.