A breezy day meant most of the interest was offshore where nearly eight hours of watching produced two Balearic Shearwaters of note along with eight Fulmars, 472 Gannets, a Knot, five Dunlin, three Redshank, four Mediterranean Gulls, 211 Sandwich Terns, 371 Common Terns and an Arctic Skua moving west. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen on the beach.
Very little to be seen on the land.
Six Porpoises and singles of both Grey and Common Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare and two Stoats were seen on the land.
A Clouded Yellow was seen on the beach in front of the power station.
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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.