More miserable weather on the Point meant birding was uncomfortable to say the least with a strong westerly breeze and drizzle all day. On the bird front the first-winter Glaucous Gull was present again along with the first-winter Caspian Gull around the puddles/lighthouse area. Good numbers of auk still in the area with plenty of Guillemot heading west. Of note there are still huge numbers of gulls still feeding at the patch.
On the RSPB Reserve 2 Long-eared Owl still roosting by the dipping ponds, 3 Smew along the access track, Slavonian Grebe still on Burrowes Pit and 2 Great White Egrets at Boulderwall Farm.
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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.
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