A strong SW wind was blowing and with more heavy cloud the result was an increase in birds passing offshore with 145 Gannets, a Sanderling, a Snipe, 21 Kittiwakes, 81 Common Terns and the surprise of the day in the form of a Black Guillemot (the eighth Observatory record) which flew in and landed on the sea for a minute or so before it dived and was not relocated. The juvenile Caspian Gull and five juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls gave brilliant views at the fishing boats.
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans juvenile Dungeness 2nd August 2022
|Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Juvenile Dungeness 2nd August 2022
|Large Conehead Ruspolia nitidula male Dungeness 2nd August 2022