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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.

11th June

A quiet day. Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch and a Buzzard and 60 Swifts flew over.

A Brown Hare was seen.

The highlight of the day appeared in the afternoon at Hookers when a superb Squacco Heron was found. It was very flighty in the windy conditions but was seen very well on a few occasions.


Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides   RSPB Reserve   11th June 2017