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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.

18th August

A Pied Flycatcher on the Power Station fence and 43 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit over the area were about the best on offer on the land whilst two Arctic Skuas were lingering offshore and a Manx Shearwater flew west.

Elsewhere, a Stone-curlew was showing well in Hayfield 3 on the RSPB Reserve and at least two Great White Egrets were present.

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Despite very low numbers of moths in the traps overnight there were a couple of rarer species in the form of a Rest Harrow (only the fourth to be caught at the Observatory) and two Tawny-barred Angles (the 9th and 10th Observatory records).



Rest Harrow Aplasta ononaria and Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata   Dungeness   18th August 2016
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