A grim morning of torrential rain and which never really got light until mid-day. Limited coverage but a couple of brave souls did a three-hour seawatch this morning which produced a huge movement of over 1400 Gannets along with seven Gadwall and eight Mediterranean Gulls of note.
Elsewhere, the Ring-necked Duck and Cattle Egret were still present and showing well around the first pool alongside the entrance to the RSPB Reserve.
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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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