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5th Sep

Most of the days interest continued to be offshore where over seven hours of watching produced eight Balearic Shearwaters, 32 Dunlin, a first-year Little Gull, 46 Mediterranean Gulls, two first-year Caspian Gulls, two Yellow-legged Gulls, three Black Terns and four Arctic Skuas of note. Of interest on the land were a Hobby, 650 Swallows, 260 House Martins, 12 Willow Warblers, 25 Yellow Wagtails, eight Grey Wagtails and two Tree Pipits.

Gannets Morus bassana    Dungeness   5th September 2022

Mediterranean Gulls Ichthyaetus melanocephalus   Dungeness   5th September 2022

Sandwich Tern Thallaseus sandvicensis   Dungeness   5th September 2022

At least 20 Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   5th September 2022