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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.

7th Sep

A cold and clear morning with not a great deal to be seen in the bushes so it was bit of a surprise to catch a Eurasian Treecreeper in the moat. Other migrants included a Hobby coming in from the sea, 40 Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail and three Tree Pipits of note.
It was also very quiet offshore with just a Manx Shearwater, four Mediterranean Gulls, two Black Terns and 15 Arctic Skuas of note.



Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris   Dungeness   7th September 2019
Four Porpoises and three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Despite low numbers of moths in the traps overnight there were some decent migrants with a Vestal and a Pearly Underwing of note.