A Black-throated Diver, five Whimbrels, ten Great Skuas, five Little Terns, 1035 Common Terns and 36 Arctic Terns passed east on the sea in over four hours of watching.
Five Buzzards, 13 Swifts, 50 Swallows, 18 Yellow Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and seven Siskins passed overhead whilst grounded migrants included a Garden Warbler and two Ring Ouzels. A Ring-necked Parakeet was also seen.
At least 14 Porpoises were feeding offshore and three Brown Hares and two Stoats were seen on the land.
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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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