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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.

27th Aug

After a foggy start the day soon became hot and sunny. Very little was seen on the land with best being a Spotted Flycatcher and four Whinchats and the first Goldcrest and two migrant Chiffchaffs of the autumn. It was also fairly quiet overhead with two Little Egrets and a trickle of Yellow Wagtails and Swallows passing through until early afternoon when a flock of two Honey Buzzards and 12 Common Buzzards flew over.
The only sign of any movement offshore was a flock of five Black Terns in the evening.

A Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

The moth traps were very productive again with a Convolvulus Hawkmoth, a Delicate and a Small Mottled Willow of note. Seven Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day and a Clouded Yellow butterfly was also noted.




Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrion convolvuli,  Delicate Mythimna vitellina and Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua  
Dungeness   27th August 2017 

Elsewhere, a Pectoral Sandpiper was found at ARC this afternoon.
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotus   ARC, Dungeness   27th August 2017