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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.

1st Nov

A day with relatively little movement but still a few bits and pieces around. Perhaps the most surprising bird of the day was a very late Yellow Wagtail which spent a few minutes around the Observatory before flying off northwards but an increase in the number of Dartford Warblers to four was more noteworthy and a Bullfinch was also noted. 
Birds seemed to be mostly feeding offshore today with a couple of Arctic Skuas and ten Great Skuas but two Little Gulls, 827 Kittiwakes, 43 Mediterranean Gulls and 15 Sandwich Terns did fly west during three hours of watching.. 

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Small Copper and several Common Darters made it into the new month.