After a calm start the wind quickly increased from the NW and then veered NNE in the afternoon and becoming very cold.
There was a small arrival of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs and single new Redstart and Pied Flycatchers (both in the Old Lighthouse Garden) were found and a Yellow Wagtail flew over.
The morning seawatch was very quiet but things improved in the afternoon as the wind changed with four Pintails, 153 Whimbrel, 111 Bar-tailed Godwits, five Mediterranean Gulls and 22 Common Terns of note. The first-winter Iceland Gull was still at the Patch.
At least eight Porpoises 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.