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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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The Trustees.

24th Nov

The seawatching was fairly slow going save for a mixture of wildfowl, all passing in an easterly direction unless stated. In total 55 Brent Goose (44E/11W), three Shoveler, a Pintail, 39 Wigeon, 14 Common Scoter (8E/6W) and three Red-breasted Merganser were noted. The best of the seawatching was provided by three drake Eider and a single Pomarine Skua heading east. Also of note on the Point were a Black Redstart  around the Fishing Boats and two 1st Winter Caspian Gulls were at The Patch.

On the RSPB Reserve the drake Ring-necked Duck, Cattle Egret and 1+ Great White Egret were all still present along the access track. A single Goosander was on the ARC Pit, a Scaup was seen on Denge Marsh, the Long-eared Owl was still roosting by the Centre, four Bewick Swans were seen at in the Cockles Bridge area, two Yellow-legged Gulls were noted on Burrowes Pit and a Ring-billed Gull was reported but not relocated.