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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.

19th Apr

A strong NE wind and clear skies again limited any passage on the land but did encourage a bit of movement on the sea.
A first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen flying towards the Patch but could not be found later in the day and the first-winter Iceland Gull was still there. Over seven hours of seawatching eventually produced seven Red-breasted Mergansers, a Black-throated Diver, ten Fulmars, 48 Bar-tailed Godwits, 127 Whimbrel, ten Arctic Skuas, eight Great Skuas and 40 Arctic Terns of note.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore with the latter being seen to kill and then eat a Porpoise calf.

Butterflies included five Grizzled Skippers and a Holly Blue.
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus   Dungeness   19th April 2017