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4th Nov

Another day dominated by seawatching in strong SE veering SW and torrential rain during the morning. Nine hours of coverage produced the highlights of two Purple Sandpipers on the beach, a brief Grey Phalarope, an adult Sabine's Gull, 135 Little Gulls, four Caspian Gulls, 13 Great Skuas, 28 Arctic Skuas, a Long-tailed Skua, a Black-throated Diver, three Storm Petrels, seven Leach's Petrels and nine Sooty Shearwaters. Numbers were provided by 4,000 Gannets, 800 Kittiwakes and 300 Razorbills.

Common Scoters Melanitta nigra   Dungeness   4th November 2023

Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima   Dungeness   4th November 2023

Sanderling Calidris alba   Dungeness   4th November 2023

Arctic Skuas Stercorarius parasiticus   Dungeness   4th November 2023

Great Skua Stercorarius skua    Dungeness   4th November 2023

Gannets Sula bassana    Dungeness   4th November 2023

Two Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.