Another day with a few bits and pieces to be seen. Seawatching produced a Great Northern Diver, a party of three Goosanders, a Shag, a Great Skua and two Mediterranean Gulls of note. There was also a bit of movement overhead with 550 Starlings, four Bramblings, 70 Chaffinches and 12 Siskin counted whilst a Woodcock and two Firecrests were seen in the trapping area. A Dartford Warbler was seen in the broom and gorse near the Fish Hut.
Common Darters continue to be 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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