Data Protection

At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

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.

29th June

Not a great deal to report but a Golden Plover over the Observatory this morning was surprisingly the first record of the year. An evening check of the Patch produced eight Mediterranean Gulls.

A Grey Seal was also feeding at the Patch.

Two Common Emerald damselflies were seen at the top of the Long Pits.

Searching for insects elsewhere produced this interesting bee along the track to the Hanson Hide at ARC. I think it is probably a Large Sharp-tailed Bee Coelioxys conoidea and is described in the Bees, wasps and ants of Kent as "not common" in the county.
Coelioxys conoidea   ARC, Dungeness   29th June 2018