Very quiet on both land and sea. A Buzzard flew over the area and the first-winter Iceland Gull continues its stay at the Patch. One Arctic Skua flew east offshore.
With the temperature rising there were quite a few butterflies and dragonflies on the wing. Five Brown Argus, a Grizzled Skipper, the first Small Heaths of the year and a Painted Lady were of note while good numbers of Four-spotted Chasers were taking to the wing.
Two Red-eared Terrapins were seen at the Long Pits.
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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.