After a quiet early morning things began to move through offshore in decent numbers from mid-morning with final totals of six Red-breasted Mergansers, one Manx Shearwater, four Grey Plovers, 432 Bar-tailed Godwits, ten Whimbrels, two Pomarine Skuas, nine Arctic Skuas, 12 Great Skuas, seven Little Terns, two Black Terns and 2400 Common Terns.
Grounded migrants included 12 Blackcaps whilst eight Yellow Wagtails and 16 Goldfinches flew over. .
At least five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Grizzled Skipper was found in the Desert and a few Small Coppers 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.