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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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The Trustees.

3rd June

Another cold and cloudy day but at least the wind dropped. The Patch provided most of the days interest with the best being a couple of Roseate Terns seen late morning. Among the hordes of birds feeding there were at least 15 Mediterraneans Gulls, a second-summer Yellow-legged Gull, the mystery white-winged gull and a return visit of what is presumably a Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid. A Great Skua also passed through.

Click here for a short video of the Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull hybrid.

A Grey Seal was also feeding offshore.

The invasion of Diamond-backed Moths Plutella xylostella continues with around 1000 counted but this will only touch the surface of the real numbers present.