Data Protection

At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

Corona Virus Update

Following discussions with other Observatories and taking advice from the RSPB we are not allowed to open the hides yet to visitors as we cannot put in place the necessary protocols to keep staff and visitors safe. We will have to remain closed to overnight visitors for the foreseeable future. Day visitors are welcome to call into the garden, as long as Covid-19 protocols are observed. We are still operating our monitoring programme. Please think carefully about Social Distancing before approaching our Wardens. Please forward any Dungeness records to the Warden.
You can still support the Obs by using Give as you Live or Amazon Smile when shopping online.
Thank You for your understanding in these dificult times.
The Trustees.

26th June

Very quiet on the bird front with just a Grey Plover, a Green Sandpiper, three Mediterranean Gulls and a Siskin flying over.

Moth trapping continues to provide plenty of interest with our fourth record of Sub-angled Wave and generally considered to be a migrant when they occur on the coast away from Folkestone. Other noteworthy moths included three Sussex Emeralds and singles of Sciota adelphella, Acrobasis suavella and Ancylosis oblitella. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen on the wall at the Red and White gate  There was also a small arrival of Red Admirals.
Sub-angled Wave Scopula nigropunctata   Dungeness   26th June 2020
Ancylosis oblitella   Dungeness   26th June 2020
Dungenes is a stronghold for this nationally scarce species

Sciota adelphella   Dungeness   26th June 2020
Another nationally rare moth and the fifth record from the Observatory trap.
The now Nationally rare Red Hemp-nettle is just starting to come into flower.
Red Hemp-nettle     Dungeness   26th June 2020
Dungeness is a stronghold for this rapidly declining species and
here being visited by a Green-eyed Flower Bee. Anthophora bimaculata
Elsewhere, the Black-winged Stilt is now almost resident at the NW corner of the ARC Pit but the Gull-billed Tern is much more mobile. It did however spend most of the afternoon and evening feeding at the ARC Pit.