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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.

18th May

Heavy rain overnight and again from mid-afternoon. A very small arrival of migrants on the land with a Spotted Flycatcher and two Tree Pipits trapped of note whilst a Honey Buzzard flew east and out to sea.
An Arctic Skua flew east offshore and a Hobby came in. The first-summer Iceland Gull was still feeding at the Patch along with two first-summer Mediterranean Gulls.


Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis   Dungeness   18th May 2017
Ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Moths included a Hummingbird Hawk-moth on Red Valerian in the moat. Three Brown Argus were also seen.