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Local weather


The Observatory can accommodate up to 9 people in two dormitories, you need to bring your own sleeping bags and it is self-catering. As well as Birdwatchers, we welcome people from many areas of interest including Moths, Butterflies, Bugs and Beetles or just a general interest in Nature and the local environment. Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
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24th Jan

Seawatch Hide (08:15 to 10:00): 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (E), 104 Red-throated Diver (61W/43E), 45 Gannet (E), 3 Oystercatcher (E), 42 Kittiwake (E) and 3450 Auk sp. (2450E). Also 2 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Grey Seal per MC

Dungeness Point: 2 Peregrine, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail  per MC

Long Pits: Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Chiffchaff

Observatory Ringing Totals: 10 House Sparrow (OL)

RSPB Reserve: Red-throated Diver on New Diggings, Redhead Smew still on ARC Pit, 5 Cattle Egret at Cockles Bridge and 2 Glossy Ibis from the Visitor Centre