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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.

15th July

Three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

The family party of Peregrine Falcons continue to show well.


Peregine Falcons Falco peregrinus  Dungeness   15th July 2017
The upper image shows all three youngsters.
 A Common Seal was seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the road.

A Red-eared Terrapin was seen in the Long Pits.

Moth trapping produced two Rosy Footman (5th and 6th Observatory records), a Saltern Ear, a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing and a Plumed Fanfoot (only the 5th Observatory record of this relatively recent colonist to Britain) of note.
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata   Dungeness   15th July 2017