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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.

2nd June

A day of seemingly very little movement came to life in the late morning when a Bee-eater, first seen on the RSPB Reserve, appeared over the Observatory and then spent 15 minutes or so flying around the Point before heading off in a northerly direction and out of sight. A Hobby was also seen in the Desert.

The moth trap produced a decent number of species and included this Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula - only the second Observatory record. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was also seen in the Observatory garden.
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula   Dungeness 1st June 2017 
Later still in the day a pair of Black-winged Stilts were found at the Midrips Pools on the Lydd Ranges.



Black-winged Stilts   Lydd Ranges   2nd June 2017