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6th Sep

Most of the interest remains offshore in stormy conditions and where 7.5hours of watching produced another 17 Balearic Shearwaters, 465 Gannets, four Bar-tailed Godwits, four Knot, 100 Dunlin, 20 Mediterranean Gulls, a Caspian Gull, five Yellow-legged Gulls, 447 Sandwich Terns and four Arctic Skuas. A Merlin and two Hobbies, 1060 Swallows, 440 House Martins, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Pied Flycatchers, three Whinchats, 27 Yellow Wagtails and three Grey Wagtails were of note on the land.

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus   Dungeness   6th September 2022
A typical, early morning view.

 Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.