Two Yellow-browed Warblers heard in the trapping area were the best of the birds on the land with other grounded migrants including 55 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, two Ring Ouzels and 40 Robins. There was also a bit of overhead passage with two Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush, four Grey Wagtails, three Rock Pipits, a Brambling, 18 Siskins and a Crossbill of note
It was very quiet at sea although a Balearic Shearwater and three Mediterranean Gulls were lingering off the fishing boats in the afternoon.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
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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.