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8th Apr

The wind finally dropped this morning and allowed a small arrival of migrants on the land and a few seabirds continued to trickle east. The highlights on the land were our first Willow Warblers of the spring and 20 Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps and 20 Robins. Two Bramblings also flew over. Numbers of birds moving offshore were generally small but did include our first Common Terns of the year, four Mediterranean Gulls, two Little Gulls and a decent total of 13 Arctic Skuas.

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus   Dungeness   8th April 2022

At least 15 Porpoises were feeding offshore.