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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.

2nd Oct

The day dawned with fresh west by north-west winds and induced a decent amount of visible migration and a reasonable arrival in the bushes with a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 75 Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Song Thrushes and 65 Redwings. Of note among the birds passing overhead were a few raptors including five Buzzards, 15 Sparrowhawks, eight Kestrels and two Peregrine Falcons all heading south-east, a Wood Lark, three Grey Wagtails, three Tree Pipits, 17 Siskins, a Redpoll and 14 Reed Buntings.
An afternoon seawatch produced a Pomarine and two Arctic Skuas and an Arctic Tern of note whilst a check of the gulls at the fishing boats found a briefly stopping first-winter Caspian Gull along with a couple of first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls and three Mediterranean Gulls.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans    first-winter   Dungeness   2nd October 2016

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen at the Point.

A fall in the overnight temperatures reduced the numbers of moth trapped but they did include a Delicate

Delicate Mythimna vitellina   Dungeness   2nd October 2016