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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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Thank You for your understanding in these dificult times.
The Trustees.

31st Dec

The year ended with another day of dismal weather. Over two hours of seawatching in the morning produced 243 Red-throated Divers, 18 Fulmars, 379 Gannets, 1463 Guillemots and 283 Kittiwakes passing west. The regular first-winter Caspian Gull was feeding at the fishing boats again and a first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen at the Patch in the afternoon.
A very brief check of the trapping area produced a Bullfinch.