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12th Nov

The highlight of the day was a juvenile Sabine's Gull which spent most of the time flying up and down the tideline along the beach. The Grey Phalarope was still present as were the two Arctic Terns and 50 Mediterranean Gulls. Birds passing overhead included 266 Stock Doves, three Swallows, seven Tree Sparrows, seven Bramblings, six Redpolls and 21 Siskins whilst grounded migrants included 16 Chiffchaffs, a Firecest and at least eight Dartford Warblers. A Green Sandpiper was seen at the Long Pits.

Sabine's Gull Xema sabini   juvenile   Dungeness   12th November 2022

A Grey Seal and a Porpoise were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.