A rather wet and windy start to day with 28mm of rain falling over night.
Three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were at the Fishing Boats this afternoon, with a single also seen at the Patch this morning. A single Whimbrel, three Fulmar and four Kittiwake headed west. Five Turnstones were also present around the boats.
A single Grey Seal and two Porpoise were also seen this afternoon.
The first evening visit to the Desert revealed a nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and small numbers of singing and nymph Tree Crickets.
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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.