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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.

7th May

Singles of Cuckoo, Whinchat and Spotted Flycatcher were about the only new migrants on the land whilst ten hours coverage of the sea today produced three Pomarine, eight  Arctic and one Great Skua and a lingering Black Tern of note. A Hobby also came in.

The warm weather is bringing out the butterflies with a Holly Blue in the Lighthouse Garden of note along with at least six Grizzled Skippers, two Green-veined Whites and two Red Admirals.
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae   Dungeness    7th May 2016

Three Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

I rarely come across newts in the recording area but I have been seeing the odd one recently in the still flooded temporary pools to the south side of the trapping area. Today though I was surprised to see at least 12 Smooth Newts Triturus vulgaris in the pools including several males in breeding colours.

Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris   Dungeness   7th May 2016