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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.

20th April

A clear and sunny day but with a strong and increasing, cold easterly wind making conditions difficult. A total of 6.5hrs of seawatching resulted in just 14 Shovelers, four Red-breasted Mergansers, a Black-throated Diver, a Manx Shearwater, 39 Whimbrels, 35 Bar-tailed Godwits, two Arctic Skuas, three Great Skuas and a Little Tern of interest.

Most of the "migrant"  birds on the land actually seemed to be territory-holding although two Coal Tits and a Ring Ouzel were seen in the bushes and 15 Swallows, a House Martin and a Yellow Wagtail flew through.

A couple of Porpoise were seen although viewing conditions were far from ideal.