Birds seen offshore today included five Red-breasted Mergansers, 514 Gannets, 91 Kittiwakes, a Little Gull, a Sandwich Tern and an Arctic Skua. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was roosting at the fishing boats.
A quick check of the trapping area produced a Chiffchaff, three Firecrests, five Goldcrests, 12 Long-tailed Tits, four Redwings and two Redpolls.
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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.