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30th Mar

Strong westerly winds resulted in a few birds moving east with the obvious highlight of a second cal.yr Glaucous Gull as well as 199 Common Scoters, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 35 Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Skua and a Manx Shearwater. A Polish-ringed second cal.yr Caspian Gull spent a few hours roosting at the Point. There was a clearout of yesterdays migrants on the land with just three Chiffchaffs, four Firecrests and a few Meadow Pipits to be seen.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   2cy   Polish colour-ringed P:62H   Dungeness   30th March 2023

Eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.