A little after an hour later we moved to the 'patch' where much sifting through Gulls took place. An interesting second winter Herring Gull 'type' was located and there was much discussion about whether it was a Caspian or not, but as with many Gulls of this type the final identity will probably remain inconclusive. Other birds located here though included: Mediterranean Gull (winter adult), Peregrine (1) and a distant Skua that those present agreed was most likely an Arctic Skua.
Moving onto the RSPB Reserve: Black-necked Grebe (1), Smew (1 male, 4 female), Goosander (2 male, 3 female), Bittern (1), Goldeneye (1 female), Little Egret (2) and Marsh Harriers (2) added significantly to the days highlights. As the afternoon wore on, a final visit to the 'patch' was made to again view the Gulls; on this occasion what was certainly a first winter Caspian Gull and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull were located concluding an enjoyable visit to the Dungeness area.