At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.
Our 2016 Report is now available from the Observatory for £8.00 plus P&P if needed.
Please contact the Warden: firstname.lastname@example.org
A day of strong north-west winds limited observations on both the land and at sea. The Patch was the most productive area with the first-summer white-winged gull showing again (which having seen it again today I think is more than likely an Iceland Gull rather than a Glaucous Gull as previously reported). Also feeding here were five Mediterranean Gulls, a Yellow-legged Gull and two Black Terns of interest. An Arctic Skua was also chasing terns offshore and a Great Skua flew east. In addition, 180 Swifts also arrived from the south. Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides first-summer Dungeness 30th May 2016