Dungeness - 0530hrs - warm, dry and sunny, ne 2 - An early morning visit to the point in search of yesterdays putative Bearded Seal duly delivered; well, sort of. From the seawatch hide I could see a seal swimming just offshore near The Patch. As it drifted east a fisherman greeted it with a hail of stones, even though the seal had far more right to be there than the worm-drowning, litter-lout of a rod-wielding yobbo. Anyhow, I wandered down to The Patch getting fleeting views of the seal as it snorkeled every 10 minutes or so about 20yds offshore. All I could discern was a brownish, pale faced, Harbour type seal with pale-ish whiskers, so I couldn`t really add anything more to the debate over its id, and I had no chance with the camera; however, Plodding Birder blogger has a cracking shot of it hauled out on the beach from yesterday.
Also on the beach and around the boil up to six Med Gulls and four Little Gulls.
Lade - Another busy night around the moth trap with Lackey and Cabbage Moth new for the year, plus three species of hawkmoths including a crisp Elephant, but no migrants. At Littlestone 33 species were recorded in a garden trap including a scarce Coronet and a more regular Coast Dart.