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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.
Another decent arrival of migrants in calm and cloudy conditions with 43 Chiffchaffs, the first Blackcap of the spring, five Firecrests, five Black Redstarts, 15 Wheatears and 45 Redwings of note.
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus Dungeness 21st March 2019
Offshore passage was almost non-existent although a couple of Great Skuas were seen. A Mink seen at the Long Pits was a rare but unwelcome sighting and two Porpoises were feeding offshore.