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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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19th August

A modest day of land birding, led by three Whinchats, a Spotted Flycatcher, three Wheatears and 25 Yellow Wagtails. Come the afternoon, Black Terns started pushing west offshore, with 159 all in, while a Balearic Shearwater, seven Little Terns and a Grey Plover headed the same way and at least four Arctic Skuas loitered.

A Grey Seal and a minimum of six Harbour Porpoises were noted at sea.

Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen along the front of the power station.