An Iceland Gull, a first-winter Caspian Gull and two adult Mediterranean Gull were feeding at the Patch and 471 Brent Geese, four Pintails and 177 Red-throated Divers flew east. The Grey Wagtail was feeding in the power station.
The Ring-necked Duck was still on Cooke's Pool and two Slavonian Grebes were seen on New Diggings.Great White Egrets can still be seen around the RSPB Reserve.
A Small Tortoiseshell in the Observatory garden was the first butterfly of the year.
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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.