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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.

8th July

The first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull of the summer arrived at the fishing boats where eight Mediterranean Gulls were also feeding offshore. Five Whimbrels passed through.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A search through the large numbers of skippers revealed the first three Essex Skippers of the year.

Elsewhere, a Glossy Ibis was showing in the hayfields on the RSPB Reserve.