The first calm morning since the 1st January allowed for a good search of the land which resulted in four Firecrests in the trapping area, two Chiffchaffs and three Cetti's Warblers at the Long Pits and a Fieldfare, five Siskins and five Linnets overhead.
An early-morning seawatch produced three Velvet Scoters, 150 Red-throated Divers seven Mediterranean and seven Little Gulls of interest.
Elsewhere, two Penduline Tits were seen from the viewing ramp at Hookers on the RSPB Reserve but were very elusive in the afternoon at least.
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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.