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29th July

A quiet day on the land although 950 Sand Martins and four Yellow Wagtail flew through and three Green Sandpipers and a juvenile Cuckoo seen at the Long Pits.. A check of the gulls feeding at the Fishing Boats proved worthwhile with a colour-ringed juvenile Caspian Gull appearing among them along with two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls and ten Mediterranean Gulls.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile   Dungeness   29th July 2022

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A male Lesser Emperor was seen on the Northern Long Pit.