There was a small arrival of birds on the land with two Firecrests, 50 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps and two Wheatears and a couple of Jays also dropped in. Birds passing overhead included seven Golden Plover, a Merlin, a Hobby, a Grey Wagtail, two Rock Pipits, seven Redpolls, 380 Goldfinches, nine Siskins and 28 Reed Buntings.
The sea was very quiet with the usual lingering Arctic Skuas present but not much else to be seen.
Four Porpoises and Grey Seal were seen.
Decent numbers of moths were trapped overnight with four Delicates being of note.
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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.