The first Pied Flycatcher of the autumn was trapped and a small arrival of other migrants included 25 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Redstarts, four Whinchats and ten Wheatears. The trickle of birds overhead included 250 Sand Martins, 40 Tree Sparrows, four Grey Wagtails and ten Reed Buntings.
Not much to be seen offshore with the regular marauding Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua and a Black Tern of interest. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen.
Three Porpoises were seen.
A Delicate was the highlight from the moth traps and one Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen in the moat.
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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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