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22nd July

Very quiet on the land with just six Yellow Wagtails of interest. An offering of bread at the fishing boats produced a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 15 Mediterranean Gulls. Two Common Sandpipers flew over after dark. A Polish colour-ringed Black-headed Gull (Yellow TJVV) ringed at Sominskie on 6th June 2020 and first seen at Dungeness on 19th October 2020 and then to 20th March 2021 and again between 11th November 2021 and 27th February 2022 reappeared back at the fishing boats today.
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus   cr TJVV   Dungeness   22nd July 2022

Mediterranean Gull Larus melancocephalus   juvenile   Dungeness   22nd July 2022

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   22nd July 2022

A Porpoise, a Grey Seal and two Common Seals were feeding offshore..

With a fresh wind blowing last night the catches were much reduced but did include this second Observatory record of Ethmia quadrillella.

Ethmia quadrillella   Dungeness   22nd July 2022