The bad weather crossing Britain overnight hardly made it to Dungeness with just a brief spell of snow which barely settled and occasional strong gusts of wind but nothing too serious. There was the occasional sleety flurry during the morning.
There were large numbers of gulls feeding along the shoreline and at the Patch but all that could be found among them was a single adult Mediterranean Gull. Seawatching during the morning produced an up channel movement of Red-throated Divers (88 in an hour) and one, possibly two, Great Skuas.
A Chiffchaff and three Goldcrests were seen at the Long Pits.
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Corona Virus Update
We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.
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