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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.

1st Oct

The morning saw another decent movement of birds offshore and overhead but not a great deal in the way of grounded migrants. Six hours of seawatching produced 690 Gannets, six Golden Plovers, five Bar-tailed Godwits, a Little Gull, 430 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua and 97 Arctic Skuas. Birds passing overhead included 2000 Swallow, 1850 House Martins, four Grey Wagtails, 1100 Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, 32 Chaffinches, 180 Linnets, 16 Goldfinches and ten Reed Buntings. A Firecrest and four Wheatears were the best of the grounded migrants.

A colour-ringed Sandwich Tern was seen on the beach and appears to have been ringed in northern Scotland. An image of this bird is shown below:
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis    with colour ring   Dungeness   1st October 2019
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.