Whilst watching at the fishing boats a Great Black-backed Gull managed to fly into an anglers fishing line. It was quickly caught, disentangled and brought back to the Observatory where it was ringed and released none the worse for its minor ordeal.
|Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus first-winter Dungeness 7th January 2019
Having ended 2018 with a new moth species for the Observatory it was a surprise to catch another Spring Usher overnight
For the second time in the last week a group of immigrants made landfall at the Point. On this occasion they left their brand new boat and engine high and dry before they headed for Lydd where they were later apprehended by Immigration and Police Officers.
|Immigrant's boat and officials looking on.