A morning with strong and increasing, very cold south easterly winds and heavy rain at times. Over four hours of seawatching produced eight Eider, 1282 Gannets, three Fulmars, 1312 Kittiwakes, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 775 Guillemots, 125 Razorbills and 668 auks sp. An adult and a first-winter Caspian Gull were among the gull flock gathering at the fishing boats.
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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.