Seawatching was also fairly slow but did produce the occasional unusual bird including two Velvet Scoters, a Black-throated Diver, a Manx Shearwater, 10 Arctic Skuas,180 Kittiwakes, 12 Mediterranean Gulls and 400 Sandwich Terns.
At least three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
Several Ivy Bees Colletes hederae were seen at the Observatory and on Ivy at the Old Lighthouse Garden. This appears to be a new species for the recording area.
|Ivy Bee Colletes hederae Dungeness 3rd October 2018