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6th Nov

More thoroughly miserable weather resulted in a very good seawatch but observations on the land were almost pointless although the Siberian Stonechat reappeared when the weather improved slightly in the afternoon. Only one Dartford Warbler was seen at the Point today. Over eight hours seawatching produced a Black-throated and two Great Northern Divers, 2505 Gannets, 1969 Kittiwakes, 102 Little Gulls, six Mediterranean Gulls, 31 Sandwich Terns, two each of Great and Pomarine Skuas, an Arctic Skua, 426 Razorbills and a Puffin. A Purple Sandpiper, five Caspian Gulls and an adult hybrid Mediterranean Gull x Black-headed Gull were also feeding along the tideline at the fishing boats. 

Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid   Dungeness   6th November 2022

A large Tuna breached once in front of one lucky observer.

Singles of Porpoise and Grey Seal were also seen.