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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 Feb

Another day of strong winds and frequent heavy rain. Gulls provided all the interest in the difficult conditions with the arrival of a huge first-winter Glaucous Gull and one of the Iceland Gulls and the first-winter Caspian Gull still present. A few Brent Geese also flew east in some of the clearer spells of weather.


Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus    first-winter   Dungeness   27th February 2017

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus  first-winter   Dungeness   27th February 2017
With Herring Gull in front illustrating just how big the Glaucous Gull is.

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus with Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
an unlikely pair

A Porpoise was also seen.