After a quiet early morning things began to move through offshore in decent numbers from mid-morning with final totals of six Red-breasted Mergansers, one Manx Shearwater, four Grey Plovers, 432 Bar-tailed Godwits, ten Whimbrels, two Pomarine Skuas, nine Arctic Skuas, 12 Great Skuas, seven Little Terns, two Black Terns and 2400 Common Terns.
Grounded migrants included 12 Blackcaps whilst eight Yellow Wagtails and 16 Goldfinches flew over. .
At least five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
A Grizzled Skipper was found in the Desert and a few Small Coppers were also seen.
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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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