Highlights of a modest seawatch comprised of a Manx Shearwater, two Whimbrel, two dark morph Arctic Skuas, 34 Common Scoters and five Sand Martins. A Cuckoo seen near the Long Pits was likely preparing to depart our shores. Two Mediterranean Gulls fed at the Patch.
A Clouded Yellow was noted at the south end of the Trapping Area.
Offshore, a Grey Seal and a Harbour Porpoise were logged.
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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.