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Covid-19 and Dungeness

The COVID-19 restrictions on access to the Dungeness Estate will be lifted on Friday 29th May. The Observatory building and hides will, however, have to remain closed for the time being. Many thanks for your understanding. 

4th June

The main event of the day was an afternoon/evening movement of at least 1400 Swifts passing through. Six Mediterranean Gulls were seen offshore.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A fairly cold day limited insect observations but singles of Holly Blue and Painted Lady were along with this freshly emerged Speckled Wood.
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria   Dungeness   4th June 2020

3rd June

Very quiet. Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and a Marsh Harrier was hunting over the Long Pits.

Two Porpoises were also feeding offshore and a Common Pipistrelle was picked up on the bat detector.

A decent catch of moths included the eighth Observatory record of Four-dotted Footman.
Four-dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella   Dungeness   3rd June 2020


2nd June

The highlight of the day was a Bee-eater seen and/or heard on a couple of occasions during the morning but any other migrants remain virtually non-existent. Nine Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore this evening.

At least three Porpoises were feeding offshore and the Grey Squirrel was seen again. A Common Pipistrelle was heard this evening  on the bat the Observatory

1st June

Three Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua offshore and a Corn Bunting over the Long Pits were about the best on offer on another day of wall-to-wall sunshine.

The Grey Squirrel reappeared, this time around Experimental Station, and a single Porpoise was seen offshore.