With a fresh SE wind blowing this morning there was a considerable movement offshore with just under three hours of watching producing 76 Brent Geese, 638 Red-throated Divers, 559 Gannets, a Great Skua, 153 Kittiwakes, a Little Gull and about 1800 auks.
Elsewhere, the Ring-necked Duck is still showing on Cooke's Pool near Boulderwall Farm, a Slavonian Grebe on New Diggings and up to five Pink-footed Geese and three Tundra Bean Geese and a Black-necked Grebe can be seen at Scotney.
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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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