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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.

25th Oct

A much quieter morning with fewer birds in the bushes and limited overhead passage. The best of the birds on the land were a Jay, two Firecrests, two Ring Ouzels, two Dartford Warblers in the Station Gorse, 17 Black Redstarts and a late Wheatear whilst seven Swallows, two Bramblings and 600 Goldfinches flew through.
"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe   Dungeness   25th October 2019
There was a bit of movement offshore with 3.5 hrs of seawatching producing 785 Gannets, 250 Kittiwakes, a Little Gull, 50 Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, six Arctic Skuas and 70 Razorbills. There were two first-winter Caspian Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull at the fishing boats.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   crX86C   Dungeness   25th October 2019
The regular German colour-ringed bird
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