Elsewhere in the area, a superb Grey Plover, a Common Sandpiper and two first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the fishing boats, a Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch and another Common Sandpiper was seen at the Long Pits.
Small birds were in very short supply but a Firecrest was singing in the trapping area and a Spotted Flycatcher was also seen at the Long Pits.
|Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Dungeness 8th May 2019
|Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis first-summer Dungeness 8th May 2019
The movement of Black Terns was not restricted to the sea with at least 67 birds feeding over Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve where the following images were taken.
|Black Tern Chlidonias niger RSPB Reserve 8th May 2019