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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.

3rd July

There was an excellent movement of Mediterranean Gulls today with at least 88 passing west. There was also a slow but steady westerly trickle of Sandwich and Common Terns and a Tufted Duck flew east.
Four Sand Martins passed through on the land.

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping was much quieter than of late. Two Brown Argus and several Essex Skippers were seen during the day. Of greater note was a male Banded Demoiselle which was moving quickly south through the trapping area this afternoon.
Banded Demoiselle Agrion splendens   Long Pits   3rd July 2017