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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.

May 1st

A very breezy day produced another good seawatch this morning but this has petered out to very little as the wind increased  by the afternoon.
Of note on the sea were 11 Pomarine Skuas (in six groups and all before 1025hrs), 32 Arctic Skuas and 20 Great Skuas and a few other bits and pieces in the form of five Velvet Scoters, a flock of 18 Eiders, a Little Ringed Plover, seven Mediterranean Gulls, six Little Gulls, 15 Little Terns and seven Black Terns.
On the land a Common Sandpiper and a Ring Ouzel at the Long Pits were of note.

Four Porpoises were seen offshore.