A pretty quiet day with just a trickle of birds offshore and not a great deal on the land. Two Hobbies came in off the sea in the morning and three Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua flew east this afternoon. A few Swifts and hirundines passed through and a Ring Ouzel was the best of the birds on the land.
During the week there was not a great deal happening around the rest of the peninsula. There were some decent numbers of Swallows and a few Swifts over the pits when the weather was poor and Black-necked Grebes continue to be seen on New Diggings and the Tundra Bean Goose was still being seen around the Dengemarsh area.
A couple of Porpoises were feeding offshore.
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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.