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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.

13th Sept

A very hot, calm and humid day and almost devoid of any migrants. Two Whinchats were seen and five Grey Wagtails flew over and a Firecrest remained in the Observatory garden. A Mediterranean Gull, five Arctic Skuas and three Black Terns were seen offshore.

Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A male Sickle-bearing Bush Cricket was seen in the afternoon and large numbers of Tree Crickets were seen and heard at the usual site. A male Southern Oak Bush Cricket was found in the Observatory garden.

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens    singing male and mating pair   Dungeness   13th September 2016