30th May

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 Gull Larus glaucoides   first-summer   Dungeness   30th May 2016