A Redstart and a Whinchat and a flyover Green Sandpiper and two Snipe were about the best the land could offer whilst three hours of seawatching produced a single Manx Shearwater, three loitering Arctic Skuas and an easterly movement of 270 Sandwich Terns. The Caspian Gull was still at the fishing boats along with four Yellow-legged Gulls and a couple of Mediterranean Gulls.
At least eight Porpoises, three Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.
One Small Red-eyed Damselfly was seen on the Southern Long Pit.
The now regular evening check for orthoptera revealed two adult female Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets and good numbers of singing Tree Crickets.
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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.