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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.

30th August

There was a decent little arrival of migrants this morning with three Reed Warblers, 20 Wheatears, four Whinchats, three Redstarts, a Spotted and a Pied Flycatcher and the first migrant Chiffchaff of the autumn whilst early overhead passage included six Tree Pipits and a hunting.Buzzard. In the evening a Curlew Sandpiper also flew over.

Redstart Phoenicopterus phoenicopterus   Dungeness 30th August 2016

A Common Pipistrelle was feeding around the Observatory again this evening.

The extensa Small Copper was seen again and a Holly Blue was in the Old Lighthouse garden.

The nights moth trapping was fairly slow although a visiting mother managed to catch a Rest Harrow, Delicate and a Bordered Straw of note and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen during the day.

The nighttime cricket tour produced nine Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets and lots of Tree Crickets. On  our return to the Observatory a Southern Oak Bush Cricket was found in the Observatory garden.