There was a small increase in the numbers of early migrants on the land with a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, seven Firecrests, 37 Redwings, ten Black Redstarts, six Stonechats, 35 Chaffinches, nine Bramblings and three Siskins of note.
Offshore passage was very light with just four Shovelers, nine Red-breasted Mergansers, a Mediterranean Gull and 68 Sandwich Terns of any interest.
Two Bottle-nose Dolphins were feeding offshore this morning along with four Porpoises.
Six Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell were also on the wing in the sunny conditions.
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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.