A wet and windy start to the day with 22mm of rain falling overnight.
The main interest of the day were five juvenile Yellow-Legged Gulls, present within the group of gulls at the fishing boats.
Only a small number of early migrants were recorded throughout the day with 19 Sand Martins, four Swifts, a Whimbrel and a single Yellow Wagtail noted.
At least two Porpoise and a single Grey Seal were also seen from the Fishing Boats.
Elsewhere a Roseate Tern made an appearance on the reserve, first being spotted on ARC before moving to Burrows.
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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.