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1st Apr

The morning seawatch produced 103 Brent Geese, four Velvet Scoters, 76 Common Scoters, two Red-breasted Mergansers, an Avocet, two Little Gulls, nine Sandwich Terns and a Great Skua of note. A check of the Point then produced a Hooded Crow among a flock of 60 Carrion Crows. However the highlight of the day came in mid-afternoon when two Alpine Swifts arrived over the area. One bird seemed to linger in the Observatory recording area and the second bird fed over the Dengemarsh area. Later in the day one of these appeared to roost on the power station. Other bits on the land included a Merlin, a Firecrest and a Wheatear.

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix   Dungeness   1st April 2023

Alpine Swift Apus melba   Dengemarsh   1st April 2023

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.