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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.

23rd Aug

There was very little in the way of grounded migrants other than nine Wheatears but a few waders passed overhead including Green Sandpiper and Snipe and what was easily the bird of the day in the form of a juvenile Dotterel which rested briefly in the Desert. Other birds flying over included nine Tree Pipits and 110 Yellow Wagtails.
A couple of seawatches during the day produced just two Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas and a trickle of Sandwich and Common Terns of interest.







Dotterel Charadrius morinellus   juvenile   Dungeness   23rd August 2017
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Overall numbers in the moth traps were quite poor but they did include a Clay Triple-lines, two Engraileds, a Scarce Bordered Straw and a Red Underwing. At least ten Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.