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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.

11th Jan

An adult Mediterranean Gull and the juvenile Glaucous Gull and first-winter Caspian Gull were feeding at the fishing boats again along with large numbers of Gannets, Great Crested Grebes, Guillemots and Razorbills offshore.
The land also proved interesting with a Hawfinch flying around the trapping area before heading north, a Bullfinch in the trapping area, two Firecrests at the Long Pits and a Grey Wagtail feeding at the settling tanks behind the seawatch hide.