The clocks may have changed today but there was no change in the strong and cold NE wind. Migration on the land was limited to 13 Firecrests and a handful of Meadow Pipits whilst a 2.5hr seawatch in the morning produced ten Pintails, 44 Shovelers, a Black-throated Diver, a Grey Plover, 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, three Great Skuas, two Little Gulls and 50 or so toing and froing Sandwich Terns.
The two regular Iceland Gulls remained at the Patch along with two Mediterranean Gulls - one of which bore a red colour-ring and is likely to have been ringed in Hungary (details awaited).
|Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus first-winter Dungeness 26th March 2017|
with red colour ring H9V7 and from the Hungarian ringing scheme
|Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides first-winter Dungeness 26th March 2017|
|Iceland Gulls Larus glaucoides Dungeness 26th March 2017|
One of the rare occasions when I have been able to get the two birds in the same shot