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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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17th Apr


Very few birds on the land but they did include a fine male Pied Flycatcher in the gorse between the Observatory and Old Lighthouse, a male Redstart behind the Patch hide and a male "Greenland" Wheatear,
The first-winter Iceland Gull and three Mediterranean Gulls and 25 Common Terns were feeding at the Patch. Two Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas passed through.



Pied Flycatcher
Ficedula hypoleuca   Dungeness    17th April 2017

"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenantheleuchoroa   Dungeness   17th April 2017 
 Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.