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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.

3rd Oct

A calm, cold morning produced a few grounded migrants with 60 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, two Lesser Whitethroats,  ten Goldcrests and a Firecrest of note while birds passing overhead included six Grey Wagtails, a Rock Pipit, 200 Goldfinches and six Reed Buntings.
Seawatching in the morning was very slow but a bit of movement in the afternoon included 217 Brent Geese, ten Avocets, 16 Knot, 63 Kittiwakes, a Mediterranean Gull, a Great Skua and five Arctic Skuas. An adult Yellow-legged Gull and a colour-ringed first-winter Caspian Gull came briefly to the offerings of bread.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   cr X86C   Dungeness   3rd October 2019
This was first seen on the RSPB Reserve on 9th September.
It was ringed as a pullus at Lausig, Sachsen, Germany on 1st June.