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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.

27th August


A much windier day than of late produced a handful of birds offshore but very little in the bushes. The best of the seawatching were a party of five Teal and two Sooty Shearwaters whilst three Arctic Skuas and singles of both Little and Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore. A juvenile Caspian Gull was also attracted to the fish and bread offerings at the fishing boats. Four Snipe, a Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were seen at the Long Pits.

Four Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets were found in a search this afternoon.

The Small Copper var. extensa was found again in the same area of mustard plants.

A total of 11 Autumn Lady's Tresses were found in flower in the trapping area.
Autumn Lady's Tresses Spiranthes spralis    Dungeness   27th August 2016