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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 Aug

After a brief movement of terns at first light the sea was generally quiet for the rest pf the day. Three Arctic Skuas and five Black Terns appeared to be lingering offshore. A brief offering of bread quickly brought in a few gulls which included a first-year Caspian Gull and four first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls.




Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   Dungeness   27th August 2018
A handful of birds on the land included a Spotted Flycatcher, two Redstarts and two Whinchats whilst a Marsh Harrier flew over.

Two Brown Hares were seen on the land whilst at least 12 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found inside the Observatory and a search after dark for further cricket species produced two Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and 100's of Tree Crickets
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale  female  Dungeness  27th August 2018

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens   Dungeness   27th August 2018