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2016 Report

Our 2016 Report is now available from the Observatory for £8.00 plus P&P if needed. Please contact the Warden: dungenessobs@vfast.co.uk

18th June

Some overhead movement included 163 Swifts, four House Martins and three Goldfinches and three juvenile Stonechats were in the moat. A Balearic Shearwater flew west and an Arctic Skua flew east this afternoon.  

At least six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Another important plant at Dungeness is the Viper's Bugloss. This is not so much because the plant is rare but it is the food plant of a number of rare inverterbrates including the these two micro-moths, Ethmia terminella and Ethmia bipunctella.

Viper's Bugloss Echium vilgare   Dungeness   18th June 2016

Ethmia terminella and Ethmia bipunctella   Dungeness   18th June 2016