Most coverage was of the sea where nine Pintails, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 2000 Guillemots, 1330 auks and 342 Red-throated Divers. Thousands of gulls continue to feed along the beach and included another four Mediterranean Gulls, a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull and four first-winter Caspian Gulls.
And some late info. Whilst preparing some images of the masses of gulls for the web page I noticed a previously unseen gull in their midst - a second-winter Iceland Gull. It must have flown almost straight through as it has not been seen in the flesh either before or after these were taken.
|Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides second-winter Dungeness 28th January 2024
Unfortunately not noticed through the camera lens at the time,
|Gulls and Cormorants Dungeness 28th January 2024
I don't think there is anything hiding in plain sight in these images.
Elsewhere, the six Pink-footed Geese were seen again at Dengemarsh.