The weather deteriorated rapidly during the day with increasing wind and rain. Bar-tailed Godwits moved east in large numbers with 828 birds seen during seven hours of watching whilst other birds of note included two Pomarine Skuas, six Arctic Skua, four Great Skuas, a Greenshank and eight Little Terns.
A Hobby was seen in the Desert and 20 Wheatears were seen around the Point while 125 Swallows and two Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
Offshore, a Grey Seal and at least ten Porpoises were seen, a dead Badger was found on the road and a Brown Hare was also seen.
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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.