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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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22nd Nov

Highlights from the seawatch from the fishing boats all came in the morning session with a single Pomarine Skua, two Velvet Scoter and 298 Common Scoter the pick of the birds. Also of note over 1000 Starling came in off. A single Manx Shearwater was also reported and a 2nd winter Caspian Gull was in the gull roost.

The Long Pits held a Great-crested Grebe, two Gadwall, eight Tufted Duck and singles of Kingfisher and Chiffchaff.

On the RSPB Reserve the usual suspects were still in place. The Ring-necked DuckCattle EgretGreat White Egret and Long-eared Owl were all in their usual spots. There were also four Yellow-legged Gulls and a first-winter Caspian Gull on Burrowes.

Lastly the four Bewick Swans were still along Dengemarsh Road opposite the Go-karting track.