With the wind remaining strong and cold and from the north-east coverage was again more or less limited to the sea. Seven hours of coverage eventually produced four Shovelers, two Black-throated Divers, 33 Grey Plovers, 18 Knot, 12 Sanderling, 38 Whimbrels, two Arctic Skuas, six Little Terns and 640 Common Terns and the birds of the day in the form of 17 Pomarine Skuas.
The first-summer Iceland Gull and a second-summer Yellow-legged Gull were feeding at the Patch.
Nothing of note was seen on the land.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal 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.