More of the same with another decent arrival of Chiffchaffs and a few Blackcaps along with the first two Jays of the autumn, five Firecrests, a late Willow Warbler, two Whinchats and nine Wheatears around the area. Visible migration was pretty slow but a Wood Lark made a brief appearance in mid-morning and a Rock Pipit also flew over. Three Great White Egrets also flew over the recording area.
The sea was very quiet with just a single Arctic Skua and 62 Wigeon of interest.
Only one Porpoise was noted feeding offshore.
A Delicate moth was trapped overnight and a Clouded Yellow was seen during the day.
Elsewhere, the Reserve held nine Cattle Egrets and 23 Great White Egrets came in to roost at ARC and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still in the fields behind Scotney Pit in East Sussex..
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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.