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4th Oct

Most of today's recording involved looking at the sea in fresh southerly winds though it was generally disappointing with just 112 Brent Geese, a Pintail, two Balearic Shearwaters, two Ruff, a Little Gull and five Arctic Skuas. A first-winter Caspian Gull was seen at the fishing boats where a Hobby also went out to sea. There was a large movement of hirundines with 6900 Swallows and 1090 House Martins moving through. 

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus   Dungeness   4th October 2022
Our regular Polish-ringed bird.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winetr   Dungeness   4th October 2022

Five Porpoises and two Great Seals were feeding offshore.

Five Ornate Shieldbugs were found in a brief search this morning.