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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.

23rd May

The bird of the day was a Bee-eater but as is typical with this species at Dungeness it was only heard as it headed over the Point in an easterly direction. Other bits and pieces included two Marsh Harriers, two Mistle Thrush, a Yellowhammer and two Corn Buntings. It was so cam this morning that it was possible to hear a Bittern calling from the RSPB Reserve.

Three Brown Hares were seen.

Another new plant species for the area was found growing in good numbers in next doors back gardens this morning. It is Common Fiddleneck Amsinckia micrantha and is a non-native plant originating from North American. However, it is not one that you would deliberately plant and has probably not come out of bird seed. It is also still quite a rare plant in Kent

Common Fiddleneck Amsinckia micrantha    Dungeness   23rd May 2019