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7th Feb

A mostly wet and cold day. Most of the observations were offshore again where 220 Brent Geese passed through along with 688 Guillemots, 300 auk sp, and 445 Red-throated Divers. Two Mediterranean Gulls, four Caspian Gulls (all first-winters) and a Yellow-legged Gull were seen on the beach. A Water Rail was heard in the Trapping Area.

In addition, this very pale first-winter Herring Gull has been lingering in the area for the last few days.

Herring Gull Larus argentatus   first-winter   Dungeness   7th February 2024

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Mediterranean Stick-insect remains in the garden.