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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 July

Very little to report on the bird front.

A visit to the Long Pits produced the first three male Small Red-eyed Damselflies of the year.. Huge numbers of Small Skippers remain on the wing and two Brown Argus were also seen.
Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum and a pair of  Red-eyed Damsefly's Erythromma naja (left)

Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness   4th July 2017
Elsewhere, a Bee-eater made a couple of brief appearances at Heron's Park, Lydd.