A quiet day with just a handful of migrants on the land including a Garden Warbler, a Redstart, three Whinchats and ten Wheatears and a trickle of birds passing overhead including 110 Swallows and ten Yellow Wagtails.
Whilst there were plenty of birds offshore, mainly Sandwich Terns, there wasn't a great deal of movement with just six Arctic Skuas and six Black Terns of note.
A Bottle-nosed Dolphin was an unusual sighting along with about 20 Porpoises and two Grey Seals.
A Scarce Bordered Straw was trapped overnight and four Hummingbird Hawkmoths were feeding at the Red Valerian patch in the moat.
Five Cattle Egrets came into the roost site at ARC alongside eight Great White Egrets and 20 Little Egrets.
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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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