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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 May

Another day lacking in any common migrants but with a remarkable 20 minute spell in mid-morning when a Bee-eater, a Honey Buzzard, two Red Kites and a Common Buzzard all flew over the Observatory. The Bee-eater was then relocated on overhead cables at the north end of the recording area on a couple of occasions during the day.
There was very little movement offshore with just a trickle of Common Terns passing by and eight Black Terns, a Little Gull and a Mediterranean Gull feeding at the Patch.

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus   Dungeness   23rd May 2018




Red Kite Milvus milvus   Dungeness   23rd May 2018

Nine Porpoises were seen offshore.

Eleswhere and late in the day, a/the Bee-eater was found at Littlestone where it went to roost in some trees alongside Station Approach.