22nd Jan

A fine and calm day for a change and with a good selection of bits and pieces to be seen. The first-winter Caspian Gull commuted between the fishing boats and the Patch where the juvenile Glaucous Gull was also present. Large numbers of Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots were feeding offshore and a very unseasonal Sooty Shearwater flew west in the afternoon. Two Great Skuas also flew east during the day.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans and Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   Dungeness   22nd January 2018
The best of the birds on the land were a flock of seven Common Snipe, a Firecrest and a party of four Bullfinches at the Long Pits, a Black Redstart around West Beach and Dartford Warblers between Lloyds Cottage and West Beach and near the New Lighthouse.



Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata   Dungeness   22nd January 2018