21st Feb

The regular juvenile Glaucous Gull was feeding around the Portakabins in the power station again. 
Three Snipe, a Song Thrush and a Rock Pipit were of interest on the land.

20th Feb

Another miserable morning of rain and very poor visibility. The two Glaucous Gulls were seen at various times during the day and an adult Mediterranean Gull was also seen off the the fishing boats.
The best of the birds on the land were a Mistle Thrush, five Song Thrushes and two Bullfinches.

A Porpoise was feeding with the Cormorants offshore.

19th Feb

A miserable day of almost constant rain. Coverage was limited but at least 80 Red-throated Divers flew west and the regular juvenile/first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen at the Patch.

Late in the day, both of the Glaucous Gulls were found on the RSPB Reserve.


Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   RSPB   19th February 2018
A rare opportunity to get two Glaucous Gulls in one photograph although the light was very poor. 




18th Feb

Most of the days interest was on the beach where two juv/first-winter Glaucous Gulls and a new first-winter Caspian Gull joined the throng at the fishing boats and three Velvet Scoters and an adult Mediterranean Gull passed through.




Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   18th February 2018




Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus    juv/first-winter    Dungeness   18th February 2018
A new individual. 

17th Feb

The juvenile Glaucous Gull and an adult Mediterranean Gull were among the gulls feeding at the Patch but there was very little movement offshore in the calm and sunny conditions.
A Merlin and a Mistle Thrush were of interest on the land.

15th Feb

The juvenile Glaucous Gull was feeding inside the power station behind the Patch Hide again.

14th Feb

A third-winter Caspian Gull, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and the juvenile Glaucous Gull were all seen at the Patch.

13th Feb

A miserable day of very strong winds and heavy rain produced a decent movement of birds offshore with 1.5hr watch producing eight Fulmars, 576 Gannets, 1341 Kittiwakes, 2500 Black-headed Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull, 580 Guillemots, 305 Razorbills and 500 auks.

12th Feb

At least one Dartford Warbler was seen this morning and the juvenile Glaucous Gull was still on the beach.

11th Feb

The Glaucous Gull and a hybrid Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull were seen at the Patch.