Chiffchaffs dominated proceedings again today with about 120 being seen whilst other bits and pieces in the way of grounded migrants included five Goldcrests, ten Song Thrushes, five Redwings and 12 Stonechats. There was also a bit of overhead passage with four Grey Wagtails, five Rock Pipits, the first Brambling of the autumn, 40 Goldfinches, seven Siskins and 50 Reed Buntings of note.
Seawatching, mainly in the afternoon, resulted in 1050 Brent Geese passing through along with a Sooty Shearwater, three Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua and three Mediterranean Gulls
Three Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Weasel was seen in the trapping area.
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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.