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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.

31st July

There was a small arrival of Willow Warblers during the morning and a build up of Sand Martins at the Point in the afternoon.

Over five hours of seawatching produced three Balearic Shearwaters, 375 Gannets, ten Sanderlings, five Dunlins, three Whimbrels, three Arctic Skuas, six Black Terns, 250 Sandwich Terns and 330 Common Terns moving west. An adult Mediterranean Gull and two Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen


Sand Martin Riparia riparia    Dungeness   31st July 2017
Gathering at the Point before heading on.
 At least eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

A Scarce Bordered Straw was the best on offer from the overnight moth trapping.