A warm clear day with a gentle south westerly breeze blowing throughout the day.
Birds are still rather few and far between with only a single Yellow-legged Gull present at the boats and the only other notable observations being four Mediterranean Gulls heading west and 56 Sand Martins heading out. Two Yellow Wagtails headed over the trapping area, along with 20 Swifts.
The moth trap showed a few signs of what might be a good weeks trapping, as a southerly airflow moves into the UK through the week. The highlights were Two Sussex Emeralds, a Dark Sword-grass and a Delicate, along with plenty of the more usual Dungeness shingle specialities.
A single Grey Seal was seen down by the Patch this morning.
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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.