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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.

19th March

The cold north-east wind continues and with occasional cold drizzle this morning hardly felt like spring.
Migrants on the land remain scarce with just three Firecrests, two Chiffchaffs and a Grey Wagtail of interest.
The first few hours of the day saw some easterly passage with 385 Brent Geese, 204 Red-throated Divers, 20 Fulmars, three Grey Plovers, 14 Black-tailed Godwits (a scarce bird at sea here), a Mediterranean Gull and 12 Sandwich Terns. In the afternoon, a second-winter Caspian Gull was seen in the roost behind the Fish Hut.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   second-winter   Dungeness  19th March 2016 (David Campbell)
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.