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30th Jan

More of the same with thousands of gulls feeding offshore and including four Mediterranean Gulls, six Caspian Gulls and two Yellow-legged Gulls while 100 Dunlin and 80 Turnstones were roosting on the beach. Seventy Brent Geese and 330 Red-throated Divers also passed through.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   30th January 2024

Gulls on the beach

A Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.