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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.

25th July

There was a small arrival of Willow Warblers with at least ten in the area whilst 360 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail passed overhead. Five Black Terns and nearly 400 Gannets moving west offshore were of note and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the fishing boats.

Three Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore. 

The moth traps produced a few migrants including nine Dark Sword-grass whilst two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were feeding in the moat and two Clouded Yellows were also seen.

A Southern Oak Bush-cricket was also attracted to the lights whilst a search of the main "rare" cricket breeding area produced a nymph Tree Cricket.


Tree Cricket Oecanthus pellucens   nymph   Dungeness   25th July 2017