A few bits and pieces offshore but overall a generally quiet day. Over five hours of looking at the sea produced two Teal, 40 Bar-tailed Godwits, four Mediterranean Gulls, 350 Sandwich Terns, a Little Tern and seven Arctic Skuas and seven Grey Wagtails and a Rock Pipit flying south.
Very quiet in the bushes with just 13 Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest, a Redstart and a Tree Pipit of note.
Twelve Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding 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.