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|