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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.

24th Aug

More of the same with a handful of a good variety of migrants on the land and a steady westerly passage of terns offshore. The best of the grounded migrants were a Grasshopper Warbler, a Nightingale, two Redstarts, five Whinchats and five Spotted Flycatchers.

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia   Dungeness   24th August 2018
Seawatching produced a Balearic Shearwater, three lingering Arctic Skuas and over 600 each of Sandwich and Common Terns.

Five Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Another Convolvulus Hawk-moth was caught overnight.
Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli   Dungeness   24th August 2018

Elsewhere, the first-winter American Black Tern was still on Burrowes Pit on the RSPB Reserve where it was seen up until dusk.