Data Protection

At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

Corona Virus Update

Following discussions with other Observatories and taking advice from the RSPB we are not allowed to open the hides yet to visitors as we cannot put in place the necessary protocols to keep staff and visitors safe. We will have to remain closed to overnight visitors for the foreseeable future. Day visitors are welcome to call into the garden, as long as Covid-19 protocols are observed. We are still operating our monitoring programme. Please think carefully about Social Distancing before approaching our Wardens. Please forward any Dungeness records to the Warden.
You can still support the Obs by using Give as you Live or Amazon Smile when shopping online.
Thank You for your understanding in these dificult times.
The Trustees.

9th May

Very few birds were present in the trapping area but a Nightingale and a Firecrest were nice captures. A Yellowhammer was also singing in the trapping area. The sea was also very quiet with over four hours of watching producing just one Black-throated Diver, three Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and six Arctic Skuas of note.

Nightingale Luscinia megarynchos   Dungeness   9th May 2019
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla   Dungeness   9th May 2019
Five Porpoises were seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

A couple of Smooth Newts were seen in a quickly drying pool in the trapping area.

The first Brassica Bugs Eurydema oleracea of the spring were found among the Hoary Cress in the moat. A Painted Nomad Bee Nomada fucata was found at the Sycamore tree in the trapping area.
Nomada fucata   Dungeness   9th May 2019