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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.

2nd Mar

A bit of movement included 270 Brent Geese, 47 Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and 20 Sandwich Terns. There was also a bit of interest on the land with a Jack Snipe of note along with three Red-legged Partridges, a Marsh Harrier, a Woodcock, a Merlin, four Chiffchaffs (at the Long Pits), two Firecrests and two Siskins.

Three Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Also of interest, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar found in a garden on the estate last October promptly pupated when put in a pot of compost. It has been kept in the common room since then and today it emerged as a superb moth.

Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrion convolvuli   ex larva   Dungeness   2nd March 2019