Thursday 29 October 2015


Dungeness - mild, dry, cloudy, se 4 - Haven`t done much seawatching of late due to being away and the winds being `wrong` before that. However, with a favourable southerly airflow we did a couple of hours at either end of the day from the fishing boats with the regulars.
A steady flow of several hundred Gannets, Kittiwakes and auks made up the bulk of the seabirds passing down Channel, most of `em close to shore with the Gannets plunge diving for fish en-route.
In the morning singles of Pomarine and Arctic Skuas, 2 Red-throated Divers were logged plus several small flocks of coasting Pied Wagtails, Mipits, Goldfinches and a Swallow, while in the afternoon the additions were 10 Sandwich Terns, 15 Brents, 20 Common Scoters, 6 Dunlins, an aberrant white-winged Herring/Yellow-legged Gull, a Med Gull and a Gadwall.  
The Dusky Warbler was again present in cover in the Sanctuary area.

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