A windy day meant that most of the coverage was concentrated on the sea where several hours of watching produced 73 Common Scoters, an Eider, a Sooty Shearwater, good numbers of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, 32 Arctic Skuas, four Great Skuas, a Black Tern and four Arctic Terns. Four Yellow-legged Gulls and a Mediterranean Gull were attracted to the food offered this afternoon.
Five Porpoises were seen with an additional dead individual floating by attached to a fishing float. A Grey Seal and a Brown Hare were also seen.
A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was seen.
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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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