18th January

A 2.25hr seawatch this morning in a fresh SE wind produced two Red-breasted Mergansers, three Fulmars, 25 Dunlin, 58 Kittiwakes west, a Sandwich Tern and good numbers of auks including 955 Razorbills. Another watch later in the day produced 14 Mediterranean Gulls west. The first-winter Caspian Gull and Glaucous Gull were both also seen during the day.
Three Woodcocks were seen in the bushes at the Long Pits.

A Grey Seal was also seen.

Also of interest, a "Friend" of the Observatory has an almost complete set of Birding World's which he would like to give away. If you are interested in receiving them email me at dungenessobs@vfast.co.uk and I will pass on the relevant details to the current owner.