Thick fog at first limited the early morning coverage. After the fog cleared the regular Caspian and Glaucous Gulls were seen and good numbers of Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots were feeding in the calm waters offshore. A check of the bushes failed to produce anything of real interest.
Elsewhere, a Glossy Ibis arrived on the RSPB Reserve and was seen on several occasions but was fairly elusive as it fed out of sight in the various ditches around Dengemarsh and Boulderwall.
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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.