Most of today's recording involved looking at the sea in fresh southerly winds though it was generally disappointing with just 112 Brent Geese, a Pintail, two Balearic Shearwaters, two Ruff, a Little Gull and five Arctic Skuas. A first-winter Caspian Gull was seen at the fishing boats where a Hobby also went out to sea. There was a large movement of hirundines with 6900 Swallows and 1090 House Martins moving through.
|Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Dungeness 4th October 2022
Our regular Polish-ringed bird.
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans first-winetr Dungeness 4th October 2022
Five Porpoises and two Great Seals were feeding offshore.
Five Ornate Shieldbugs were found in a brief search this morning.