A nice but still very cold morning resulted in a bit of movement offshore with five Pintail, 74 Wigeon, 32 Shoveler, 139 Teal, a Black-throated Diver, 245 Red-throated Divers and two Avocets of note.
The two Dartford Warblers were seen again around the New Lighthouse (with three Stonechats) and two Woodcock were flushed from bushes at the Long Pits. Three Bullfinches were in the trapping area.
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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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