Very quiet in very hot weather. Five Mediterranean and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding offshore this afternoon.
Seven Yellow Wagtails flew over and a single Willow Warbler was seen at the Long Pits.
Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore this afternoon.
There were lots of moths in the trap this morning but there was nothing particularly unusual to be found. A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen on the security wall near the seawatch hide.
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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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