One of the quietest days for some time with just a trickle of birds overhead, very little in the bushes and just three lingering Arctic Skuas offshore.
The only birds of note on the land were 15 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, nine Whinchats and seven Redstarts. A Tree Pipit was the best of the trickle of birds flying over.
The Tree Crickets were singing well this evening and could be heard from the Observatory.
Three Cattle Egrets were seen on the Reserve.
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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.