With very strong and cold easterly winds all the meaningful coverage was at sea. Over 5.5hrs of watching here produced two Gadwall, nine Wigeon, ten Eider, a Velvet Scoter, a Goldeneye, two Goosander, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Black-throated Diver, a Red-necked Grebe, 2000 Gannets, seven Mediterranean Gulls and a Great Skua were noteworthy.
Singles of Grey Seal, Common Seal and a Porpoise were seen 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.