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29th Jan

Gull watching continues to dominate proceedings with six Mediterranean Gulls, four Caspian Gulls and two Yellow-legged Gulls among the feeding hoards. Also seen offshore were 190 Brent Geese and 457 Red-throated Divers. A check of the land produced just two Water Rails and a Chiffchaff of note. 

Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus   adult   Dungeness   29th January 2024

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   29th January 2024

A Porpoise and three Grey Seals were also feeding offshore.