Dungeness - mild, cloudy, sw 3 - Visited the Patch this morning where we were joined by PB. A couple of thousand Black-headed Gulls were the most numerous of the tribe with lesser numbers of all the other common species, plus three Kittiwakes. Offshore the usual fishing divers, auks and Gannets and a flock of 50 Brents headed east.
We then spent the rest of the morning checking the gulls coming off the beach as high tide approached, including some 300 Great Black-backed Gulls roosting on the Desert, but failed to find any white-winged gulls or much else of note..
The Cattle Egrets remained faithful to their usual field in Lydd (PB).