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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.

27th July

The trickle of migrants continues with singles of Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Song Thrush among the birds trapped and two Green Sandpipers passing overhead. After yesterdays feeding frenzy of Mediterranean Gulls only six were seen today.

A Grey Seal and five Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping produced an Yponomeuta plumbella (which appears to be new for the trap), an Oak Hook-tip and our sixth record of Channel island Pug.

Yponomeuta plumbella   Dungeness   27th July 2018
Channel Island Pug Eupithecia ultimaria   Dungeness   27th July 2018
Typically, the much talked about Lunar Eclipse was missed with the arrival of perfectly timed violent thunderstorms from about 1900. Virtually the first clouds there have been in the skies for what seems like weeks.