With the wind increasing through the day there was plenty of seawatching to be done. Over seven hours of watching produced a Teal, 72 Common Scoters, a Manx Shearwater, a Balearic Shearwater, 500 Gannets, 25 Knot, 20 Whimbrel, a Redshank, six Mediterranean Gulls, 422 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, 238 Common Terns, two Arctic Skuas and four Great Skuas.
A Pied Flycatcher was found in a private garden and a count of 25 Reed Warblers around the Long Pits was of note.
Five Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were seen offshore.
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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.