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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 May

Three Spotted Flycatchers were the best of any migrants on the land whilst seawatching produced an Arctic Skua and three Mediterranean Gulls.

Nine Porpoises and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen at the Point.

Two Variable Damselflies were seen at the north end of the Long Pits. Very small numbers are seen just about annually but are hard to find among the large numbers of Azure Damselflies.
Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum   Dungeness   28th May 2019
A tiny 'micro-moth' caught on 23rd April has now been identified as Tinagma balteolla. This is a highly range restricted species with Dungeness being an important site for it although it has never been caught in the moth traps at the Observatory.
Tinagma balteolella   Dungeness   23rd April 2019