Tuesday, 6 July 2021


Dungeness - 0515 - 0815hrs - low cloud, showers, mild, SSW 7 - An early morning seawatch with a big sea running and 50 mph winds rattling the seawatch hide meant that most seabirds passing up-Channel did so at a fair old rate of knots. Highlights were: 10 Manx Shearwaters (all well offshore) two Bonxies, 30 Fulmars, 200 Gannets, 20 Common Scoter, 20 Sandwich Terns, 10 Common Terns, 10 Kittiwakes, two Med Gulls, six auks and a coasting Swift; some of the Gannets and Fulmars were very close to shore.


A Whimbrel over the cottage calling on the tide change this morning was, I suspect, the one that has attached itself to the bay Curlew flock since spring.

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