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23rd Nov

Undoubted highlight of the day was the discovery of a Dusky Warbler on the RSPB Reserve behind the Scott Viewpoint this afternoon found by Stephen Message. 

Fishing Boats per MC/RW (07:30 to 09:00): Brent Goose 2W, Shoveler eight W, Common Scoter four W, Great-crested Grebe 12o/s, Little Egret one S, Turnstone 11 present, Kittiwake 77W, Little Gull one W, Mediterranean Gull 5W/2E, Lesser Black-backed Gull seven W, Guillemot 21W, Razorbill 67W, Auk sp. 374W, Red-throated Diver eight E, Diver sp. 1S, Gannet 126W and Cormorant 281o/s.

Grey Seal 1

Dungeness Point: Up to four Barn Swallow were seen as well as two Black Redstarts and a single Merlin.

Dungeness RSPB: On Burrowes Pit the 2 Great Northern Diver and single Black-throated Diver were still present from the picnic tables at Dennis's Hide. A Black-necked Grebe joined the Slavonian Grebe which were best seen from Firth Lookout. 

Elsewhere on the Reserve the four Glossy Ibis have been joined by the fifth individual today and they spent the day in the field opposite the horse paddocks. Up to 30 Cattle Egret were noted around the site