In gale force south by south-east winds there was another excellent seawatch. The upchannel passage of Brent Goose gathered strength with 1165 counted along with 14 Shelducks, 24 Wigeon, Most other birds were moving west and included 21 Fulmars, three Sooty Shearwaters, 1163 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, an excellent 17 Great Skuas, 574 Kittiwakes,12 Little Gulls, a Sandwich Tern and 1104 Guillemots.
first-winter Caspian Gull was
Two Chiffchaffs were seen in the bushes.
A Grey Seal
was also seen.
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Ongoing Excavation Works.
Please be aware that there are extensive ongoing excavation works around the Observatory until after Christmas. Please be very careful driving over the moat and note that parking may be difficult. We are, however, open for business and welcome anyone interested in winter birding around Dungeness.