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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.

2nd Oct

The day dawned with fresh west by north-west winds and induced a decent amount of visible migration and a reasonable arrival in the bushes with a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 75 Chiffchaffs, two Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Song Thrushes and 65 Redwings. Of note among the birds passing overhead were a few raptors including five Buzzards, 15 Sparrowhawks, eight Kestrels and two Peregrine Falcons all heading south-east, a Wood Lark, three Grey Wagtails, three Tree Pipits, 17 Siskins, a Redpoll and 14 Reed Buntings.
An afternoon seawatch produced a Pomarine and two Arctic Skuas and an Arctic Tern of note whilst a check of the gulls at the fishing boats found a briefly stopping first-winter Caspian Gull along with a couple of first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls and three Mediterranean Gulls.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans    first-winter   Dungeness   2nd October 2016

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen at the Point.

A fall in the overnight temperatures reduced the numbers of moth trapped but they did include a Delicate

Delicate Mythimna vitellina   Dungeness   2nd October 2016