Thursday, 10 July 2014

Terns & gulls

Dungeness - mild, cloudy, nw 3 - 1430hrs - At the Patch this afternoon a good selection of gulls and terns with hundreds on the beach in front of the hide including, 120 Common, eight Sandwich and two Arctic Terns, six Mediterranean and one juv Yellow-legged Gull. Over the boil mainly Black-headed Gulls and Common Terns, plus a Black Tern in moult. Offshore a trickle of Gannets, while at the fishing boats at least 20 odd Manx Shearwaters were noted (PB) earlier.
Along the power station wall two Black Redstarts, five Pied Wagtails and 10 Linnets.

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