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28th Jan

Most coverage was of the sea where nine Pintails, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 2000 Guillemots, 1330 auks and 342 Red-throated Divers. Thousands of gulls continue to feed along the beach and included another four Mediterranean Gulls, a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull and four first-winter Caspian Gulls

And some late info. Whilst preparing some images of the masses of gulls for the web page I noticed a previously unseen gull in their midst - a second-winter Iceland Gull. It must have flown almost straight through as it has not been seen in the flesh either before or after these were taken. 

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   second-winter   Dungeness   28th January 2024
Unfortunately not noticed through the camera lens at the time,

Gulls and Cormorants   Dungeness   28th January 2024
I don't think there is anything hiding in plain sight in these images.
Three Grey Seals were feeding just offshore.

Elsewhere, the six Pink-footed Geese were seen again at Dengemarsh.