Gull watchers found two Caspian Gulls (second-winter and third-winter) at the fishing boats this afternoon and four Mediterranean Gulls were seen in the morning when a Great Northern Diver and a Great Skua flew west. Large numbers of Gannets were also feeding offshore.
The drake Ring-necked Duck, Cattle Egret and Long-eared Owl were all present on the RSPB Reserve and three new Caspian Gulls were seen on Burrowes.
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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.