A day best summarised as more of the same. A handful of migrants on the land included two Goldcrests, 15 Willow Warblers, four Lesser Whitethroats, three Spotted Flycatchers, three Redstarts, five Whinchats and 15 Wheatears whilst 26 Yellow Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails and five Tree Pipits passed overhead.
About 12 Arctic Skuas were chasing terns offshore this evening and large numbers of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, two Black Terns and a few Common Terns were feeding.
Not quite the numbers of Porpoises offshore today but they still totaled an impressive minimum of 36 individuals. Two Grey Seals were also feeding offshore.
Six Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day and a Scarce Bordered Straw was trapped overnight.
A male Red-veined Darter was seen on the access road to the Observatory.
Elsewhere, two Cattle Egrets were in the fields and ditches along the access track to the RSPB Reserve. the Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on the ARC Pit again.
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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.