A morning check of the deeply flooded Desert and Trapping Area produced a Cattle Egret and two Little Egrets, three Snipe and a Water Pipit around the floodwaters and five Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a Dartford Warbler and a Firecrest in the bushes. Overhead passage included 13 Swallows, two Bramblings, five Redpolls,150 Goldfinches and ten Siskins.
There were fewer birds offshore but still produced the highlight of a Leach's Petrel as well as two Red-breasted Mergansers, 18 Little Gulls, 94 Mediterranean Gulls, the juvenile Sabine's Gull still present, a first-winter Caspian Gull, a first-winter Arctic Tern, two Arctic Skuas and a Great Northern Diver.
|Extensive flooding of the Desert
Little Gull Larus minutus first-winter Dungeness 6th November 2023
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini juvenile Dungeness 6th November 2023
|Great Northern Diver Gavia immer Dungeness 6th November 2023
A Porpoise, five Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.
Elsewhere, the local Cattle Egret population increased to at least 41 birds.