The highlight of what was otherwise another quiet day was a Pallas's Warbler in the moat seen for a few minutes by a handful of observers in mid-morning. A couple of Firecrests were also feeding in the moat.
The only birds of note offshore were a Shag and two late Sandwich Terns and an adult Yellow-legged Gull was feeding at the fishing boats.
I ran the AudioMoth sound recorder again last night and recorded a few Redwings, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Dunlin, Snipe and remarkably a Stone-curlew. Presumably this is likely to be the bird found this morning on the shingle beach at Greatstone. What's even more surprising is that this is the second time that this pattern of events has occurred this autumn with the bird seen at the back of ARC on 29th October being preceded by calls recorded during the night before.
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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.