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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.

6th Sep

An eventful day with some quality birds although overall numbers remain unexceptional.
A Sabine's Gull flew west at 0820hrs and other birds seen offshore included two Balearic Shearwaters, plenty of Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua.
The obvious highlight on the land was a super juvenile Red-backed Shrike at the Long Pits which was surprisingly already bearing a ring. A Grasshopper Warbler was also found along with a Short-eared Owl, a few Chiffchaffs, two Redstarts and a Whinchat whilst 19 Tree Sparrows, six Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit flew over.


Red-backed Shrike Lanius cristatus   Dungeness   6th September 2017
Twenty Porpoises and a Common Seal were seen offshore.

A Clouded Yellow was seen at the Long Pits and three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also seen. A brief daytime search for rare crickets produced a single Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket.