A small arrival of migrants on the land included 55 Chiffchaffs but hirundine passage increased considerably with 15,000 Swallows and 650 House Martins. Other bits passing overhead included eight Yellow Wagtails, seven Grey Wagtails, two Tree Pipits, a Redpoll and 14 Reed Buntings.
Four Arctic Skuas were lingering offshore and the first Brent Geese of the autumn flew west along with eight Shelducks and 22 Eiders. The Osprey flew over the area again.
Five Porpoises were seen offshore.
Two White Storks flew NE over Lydd-on-sea this afternoon.
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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.