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21st Nov

Another morning of seawatching with strong SSE winds and rain from late morning. There were numerous highlights with five Eiders, four Velvet Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, two Great Northern Divers, two Great White Egrets out to sea, 175 Little Gulls, a Sandwich Tern, four Great Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas, five Little Auks and five Puffins and numbers provided by 33 Teal, 33 Red-throated Divers, 508 Gannets, 1077 Kittiwakes, 132 Guillemots, 1323 Razorbills and 217 'auk' species. The juvenile Sabine's Gull was also feeding offshore again.  

Little Auk Alle alle   Dungeness   21st November 2022   

A Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.