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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 Sep

Another breezy day with the wind more westerly than previously offshore was reduced and had virtually ceased by mid-morning. The best of the passage were two Balearic Shearwaters and 37 Arctic Skuas
There was a steady overhead passage of Swallows and Meadow Pipits during the morning as well as four Grey Wagtails of note. Seven Chiffchaffs, a Lesser Whitethroat and a two Firecrests were the best on offer in the bushes.

Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore. 

Elsewhere, among a small selection of Little Gulls and terns feeding at ARC was this interesting looking Common Tern showing many features of the Siberian race longipennis - notably shorter and deeper all-black bill, slightly dusky underparts and brownish-red legs.

Common Tern Sterna hirundo   adult   ARC   28th September 2019
(Thanks to Colin Turley for the digiscoped image.)