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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.

20th June

A few bird of interest on land today with Marsh Harrier hunting the Long Pits, Cuckoo, Black Redstart and a Siskin over. Offshore 38 Common Scoter and five Mediterranean Gulls east.

On the RSPB Reserve the first returning Green Sandpiper was noted on the ARC Pit. 

A Grey Seal and three Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Higher overnight temperatures meant a busier Moth Trap this morning with 51 Macro and 49 Micro Moth Species recorded although nothing of real note except a nice Bird's Wing which are always nice to see. Migrant Moths caught at Pluto were Sub-angled Wave and Angle-striped Sallow which was just the second area record. Fourteen Red Admiral and a Large White were noted.

Bird's Wing Dypterygia scabruiscula   Dungeness   19th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea   Dungeness   19th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)
Sub-angled Wave Scopula nigropunctata   Dungeness   19th June 2017 (Lee Gregory)