After yesterdays quality seawatching today was totally the opposite with hardly a bird moving through although producing the questionable "bird of the day" in the form of a Black Swan which was seen swimming on the sea on several occasions. An adult Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch.
There were a few early migrants on the land including a Chiffchaff, a new Firecrest, a Fieldfare, 40 Redwings, 15 Meadow Pipits, 16 Chaffinches and four Siskins.
Two Porpoises were 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.