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13th Nov

The Sabine's Gull was still showing fantastically well along the shoreline today but there was no sign of the Grey Phalarope. Some movement was seen offshore with 757 Brent Geese, 14 Pintails, three Eider, a Red-breasted Merganser, a Great Northern Diver, six Little Gulls and 34 Mediterranean Gulls. A Woodcock, 15 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, three Firecrests, 24 Goldcrests, two Fieldfares and a Mistle Thrush were seen in the bushes and eight Bramblings, five Redpolls and 72 Siskins flew overhead.

Sabine's Gull Xema sabini   juvenile   Dungeness   13th November 2022

A Grey Seal was seen offshore and a Badger spent the evening in the Observatory garden.