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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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The Trustees.

4th Mar

A much quieter day offshore but at least 300 Brent Geese flew east, an Eider and 73 Kittiwakes flew west and a total of 21 Mediterranean Gulls were seen during the day. Both of the regular Iceland Gulls and an adult Little Gull were feeding at the Patch in the morning.
The first three migrant Chiffchaffs were seen and a (the) Firecrest was in the Observatory front garden. The Grey Wagtail was still in the power station complex and a trickle of birds passing overhead included two Redwings, a few Chaffinches, two Goldfinches and five Siskins.

Porpoises were very obvious in the calm conditions this morning with a minimum of seven being seen.