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10th Nov

The Grey Phalarope remains offshore and was giving great views but it was otherwise fairly quiet. Two Mediterranean Gulls, two Caspian Gulls and the regular two Arctic Terns were also seen at the fishing boats. Passage overhead included 175 Stock Doves, six Swallows, seven Redpolls, 450 Goldfinches and 17 Siskins. It remains very quiet in the bushes with just a Firecrest of note.

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea   first-winter   Dungeness   10th November 2022

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.