A pleasantly calm and strangely mild day at Dungeness yesterday. A good selection of seabirds included the now regular and confiding 1W Glaucous Gull at the fishing boats, where there were 40 Turnstones-a record Dungeness count for me, 520 GC Grebes and a few Razorbills with 50 Guillemots.
On the reserve we managed to see both Long Eared Owls, the Slavonian Grebe, a lone Smew, a Great White Egret, and a smart adult Caspian Gull which dropped in to Burrowes Pit to bathe in the afternoon.
Most memorable however was a large wreck of Barrel Jellyfish at Lade [we saw them by going below the boardwalk from the toilet block car park]; perhaps 100 of these impressive creatures were strewn all along the shore just below the shingle bank. Let's hope there are still plenty of live ones out there.