There were a few grounded migrants in the bushes this morning with a Short-eared Owl, a Firecrest, 55 Chiffchaffs and ten Blackcaps of note whilst nine Golden Plovers, a Hobby, ten Tree Sparrows, a Yellow Wagtail, three Tree Pipits, 19 Siskins and 13 Reed Buntings passed overhead.
At least five Arctic Skuas were feeding offshore and a Great Skua passed through.
Two Clouded Yellows were seen and including one of the pale helice form.
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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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