The highlight of the day was a Honey Buzzard which came in from the east this afternoon whilst an Arctic Skua and nine Mediterranean Gulls passed through on the sea. Due to the planned outage at the power station the Patch is now an intermittent feature at best and today there was no sign of it all. There were just a few gulls present on the beach including single juvenile Mediterranean and Yellow-legged Gulls wondering where it had gone.
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
Despite another large catch of moths there was not a great deal of unusual stuff with the best being an Engrailed, a Buff Arches and a Southern Wainscot.
Elsewhere, the now regular summer movement of Great White Egrets is occurring with possibly up to five birds scattered across the area.
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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.