The sea was very quiet for most of the day but a roosting movement in the evening produced 70 Mediterranean Gulls, a juvenile Little Gull, 950 Sandwich Terns and 150 Common Terns heading into the bay. Four Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas were following them around and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was feeding on the beach.
At least 20 Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were also feeding offshore.
A small catch of moths overnight but they did include this Hoary Footman which is a new species for the Observatory traps.
|Hoary Footman Eilema caniola Dungeness 26th August 2019