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23rd Apr

Another day of strong NE winds and most of the observations coming from seawatching. Highlights included a Velvet Scoter, a Manx Shearwater, a Great Northern Diver on the sea, a party of six Avocets, 21 Grey Plover, 72 Whimbrel, 2507 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Knot, 32 Sanderling, 77 Little Gulls, 750 Common Terns, seven Little Terns, a Black Tern, seven Great Skuas and 24 Arctic Skuas.

Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta   Dungeness   23rd April 2022

Fifteen Porpoises were showing well offshore as well as three Grey Seals.

Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   23rd April 2022