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9th Nov

The wet and windy continues and most of the interest was at the fishing boats again where the star of the show was a Grey Phalarope which spent the afternoon feeding just offshore. Other bits and pieces included a Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and two Arctic Terns. There was also some visible migration with 51 Stock Doves, six Swallows, a Tree Sparrow, two Bramblings, 21 Redpolls and 14 Siskins and six Chiffchaffs and two Firecrests were seen on the land.

Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius   Dungeness   9th November 2022

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea   adult   Dungeness   9th November 2022
Two late birds are being seen regularly - this is the adult.