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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.

28th Aug

There was a small arrival of migrants on the land with Willow and Reed Warblers dominating the numbers and ten Wheatears and two Whinchats of note. A Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail, a few Yellow Wagtails and 400 Sand Martins passed overhead.
The sea was generally very quiet with three Arctic Skuas and a Black Tern lingering offshore. a Sabine's Gull was also reported on the Kenbirders WhatsApp group this afternoon.
Further late news concerns eight Balearic Shearwaters west this evening.

At least 11 Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The highlights of a small catch of moths overnight were a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and our second Rosy Wave of the year. A Clouded Yellow was seen along the front of the power station.
Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria   Dungeness   28th August 2018
Elsewhere, the first-year American Black Tern remains on the RSPB Reserve..