The bird of the day was a female Surf Scoter which flew east offshore at 0705hrs.
Also of note were three Black-throated Divers, 21 Whimbrels, 19 Arctic Skuas, six Mediterranean Gulls, 47 Little Terns and 15 Black Terns in 10.25hrs of watching.
It was an unusual morning on the land with a small arrival of Chiffchaffs (but no Willow Warblers), nine Lesser Whitethroats, a singing Firecrest, our first Cuckoo of the year and a Serin which flew south over the area at 0730hrs.
A search of the Moat for shieldbugs produced the Observatory's first Rhomboid Leatherbug and second record of Crucifer Bug.
|Rhomboid Leatherbug Syromastes rhombeus Dungeness 2nd May 2017
|Crucifer Bug Eurydema oleracea Dungeness 020517