A very quiet day with just small numbers of birds in the bushes and very little in the way of offshore movement.
The highlights on the land were three Swallows, a Ring Ouzel, two Firecrests, a Rock Pipit, 12 Bramblings, 40 Redpolls, 540 Goldfinches and 65 Siskins while the best of the little bit at sea were an adult Pomarine Skua and 47 Mediterranean Gulls along with 16 Sandwich Terns were lingering offshore.
Two Porpoises were also seen.
Last night and this morning we had a visit from Neil McCarthy from BBC Radio 4 who was recording a piece about Dungeness at night and including a thread about moths and moth trapping at the Observatory.
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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.