A surprisingly quiet day today considering the still and cloudy conditions. At least two Willow Warblers were present in the moat along with a single Firecrest.
A scattering of migrants were seen across the recording area including 25 Chiffchaffs, four Wheatears, two Black Redstarts, three Ravens, three Siskins, a Rock Pipit, a Swallow and a single Brambling.
Seawatching today produced 57 Sandwich Tern, 651 Brent Geese, five Wigeon, six Red-breasted Merganser and a Teal.
Also present on the sea were 20 Porpoise and a Grey Seal.
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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.