The first Pied Flycatcher of the autumn was trapped and a small arrival of other migrants included 25 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Redstarts, four Whinchats and ten Wheatears. The trickle of birds overhead included 250 Sand Martins, 40 Tree Sparrows, four Grey Wagtails and ten Reed Buntings.
Not much to be seen offshore with the regular marauding Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua and a Black Tern of interest. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen.
Three Porpoises were seen.
A Delicate was the highlight from the moth traps and one Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen in the moat.
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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.