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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.

22nd Dec

A juvenile/first-year Glaucous Gull was found among the gulls roosting at the Point this afternoon and was joined for a time by the semi-regular first-winter Caspian Gull and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull. The morning seawatch produced a Great Skua and a second-winter Mediterranean Gull along with large numbers of Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots.
A Dartford Warbler was seen in the broom between the Old Lighthouse and the red-and-white gate, a Firecrest was heard calling in the moat and a Bullfinch was seen in the trapping area.


Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile   Dungeness   22nd December 2017
A Porpoise was also seen.