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New Year 2019

We wish all our Friends and visitors a Happy and bird filled New Year and hope to see you in 2019.

23rd Apr

It was very quiet offshore and on the land although the Wryneck was seen again briefly this morning and a Ring Ouzel was seen in the power station complex. Swallow passage increased with 40 seen and a Swift and several Reed Warblers were new for the year.
Three Great Skuas were the best of a two-hour seawatch this morning.

The undoubted highlight of the day for three observers was a Large Tortoiseshell Aglais polychloros at the north end of the Long Pits.

Large Tortoiseshell Aglais polychloros   Dungeness   23rd April 2018 (Jacques Turner-Moss)
The Early Purple Orchids Orchis mascula are also putting on a decent showing alongside the Observatory access road.

Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula   Dungeness   23rd April 2018