There was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 12 Mediterranean Gulls, nine adults and three juveniles, at the Patch early this morning feeding with 500 Black-headed Gulls, six Common Terns and four Sandwich Terns.
Two Sand Martins were seen flying south towards the fishing boats. A Garden Warbler was singing in the trapping area and a male Black Redstart was frequenting a private house on the estate.
Six Porpoise were seen off the board walk along with a Thresher Shark, which breached twice beyond the Buoy early this morning.
At the top of the Long Pits two Brown Hawkers were hawking over the pit and a several fresh Common Blues were on the wing.
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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.