Almost all of the days interest was offshore where nine hours of watching produced three Eiders, 27 Manx Shearwaters, a Great Skua, 15 Arctic Skuas, 129 Kittiwakes, 16 Black Terns, 250 Sandwich Terns, 500 Common Terns and two Arctic Terns.
A Mediterranean Gull and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore.
A juvenile Cuckoo was seen on the land.
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal 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.