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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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5th Jan

The regular first-winter Caspian Gull and a first-winter Little Gull were showing very well at the fishing boats this morning and a/the second-winter Iceland Gull also made a brief appearance. A Great Skua also flew west and at least 783 Great Crested Grebes, 400 Kittiwakes and over 1000 Guillemots were also feeding offshore.


Little Gull  Hydrocoloeus minutus   first-winter   Dungeness   5th January 2018


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   5th January 2018