A calm, drier morning than yesterday and much quieter offshore with only singles of Balearic and Sooty Shearwaters, a Great Skua, six Mediterranean Gulls and nine Little Terns of note. In the afternoon there were at least 15 juvenile/first-winter Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile/first-winter Yellow-legged Gull feeding at the Patch.
Just one Willow Warbler was seen in the bushes and 13 Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail passed through.
Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
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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.