Still generally low numbers of migrants on the land but with a Merlin, six Firecrests, three Dartford Warblers and a Wheatear of note whilst birds passing overhead included 15 Tree Sparrows, a Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, 140 Redpolls, 150 Goldfinches, 30 Siskins and five Reed Buntings.
There was very little movement offshore but an Arctic Skua, five Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and four Mediterranean Gulls were lingering.
Brown Hare, Grey Seal and Porpoise were all seen during the day.
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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.