Another very hot day which resulted in a small drop of migrants with highlights including four Pied Flycatchers, five Whinchats, 30 Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and four Tree Pipits and a Honey Buzzard which flew around the Point during the morning.
With the very hazy conditions there was little coverage of the sea but an evening watch produced five Mediterranean Gulls and three Arctic Skuas.
Ten Porpoises and single Grey and Common Seals were feeding offshore. Common Pipistrelle bats were recorded on the Echometer this evening.
A Convolvulus Hawkmoth was found on the framework of the Heligoland Trap but the traps themselves were not that special although a Rest Harrow and a male Southern Oak Bush-cricket were attracted to the light. Six Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.
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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.