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3rd Nov

A brighter but still breezy day with heavy rain again from late afternoon. Seawatching continued to be the main interest with another remarkable movement of reorienting Storm Petrels (44) and Leach's Petrels (57 after yesterdays storm. A juvenile Sabine's Gull continued to fly up and down the beach along with 318 Kittiwakes, 80 Little Gulls, 173 Mediterranean Gulls, a Black-throated Diver, two Great Northern Divers, three Velvet Scoters, a Long-tailed Duck and three Arctic Skuas. A few Goldfinches, Siskins and 18 Redpolls flew south along the beach and a couple of Merlins were hunting around the Point. A Cattle Egret was also seen near the Fish Shack

Sabine's Gull Xena sabini   juvenile   Dungeness   3rd November 2023

Little Gull Larus minutus   adult   Dungeness 3rd November 2023

Gannets Sula bassana    Dungeness   3rd November 2023   

Two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.