A breezy day made observations on the land difficult but resulted in a few birds moving offshore with a Black-throated Diver, 487 Gannets, three Pomarine Skuas and five Great Skuas of note. A Merlin also came in. The first-summer Iceland Gull and two Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch.
Three Porpoises were seen offshore.
A few butterflies were seen including six Grizzled Skippers, a Brown Argus and five Painted Ladies.
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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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