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12th Nov

Most of the day was spent seawatching were there was an excellent passage of birds. Numbers were provided by 1561 Brent Geese, 42 Wigeon, 189 Pintails, 205 Common Scoters, 1955 Kittiwakes, 466 Little Gulls, 63 Mediterranean Gulls, 25 Sandwich Terns and 733 Gannets. The highlights included two adult Sabine's Gulls, a first-winter Caspian Gull, three Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas while the Arctic Tern remains.

Pintails Anas acuta   Dungeness   12th November 2023

Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla   Dungeness   12th November 2023

Little Gulls Larus minutus   Dungeness   12th November 2023

Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini   adults   Dungeness   12th November 2023

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   12th Noember 2023

Arctic Skuas Stercorarius parasiticus   Dungeness   12th November 2023

Limited coverage on the land produced a Woodcock, a Merlin, a Firecrest and a Dartford Warbler.

A Common Seal and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.