Very quiet in very hot weather. Five Mediterranean and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore this afternoon.
Seven Yellow Wagtails flew over and a single Willow Warbler was seen at the Long Pits.
Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore this afternoon.
There were lots of moths in the trap this morning but there was nothing particularly unusual to be found. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen on the security wall near the seawatch hide.
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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.