A handful of migrants on the land included four Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, three Firecrests, three Wheatears, a Redwing, two Bramblings and two Siskins. Carrion Crows were much more in evidence with at least 90 birds moving west during the morning.
The sea was very quiet during the morning but a bit of movement from late morning produced 210 Brent Geese, three Red-breasted Mergansers, single Arctic and Great Skuas and 250 Sandwich Terns. A Merlin was also seen.
The juvenile Glaucous Gull and first-winter Caspian Gull were seen at the Patch again.
Six Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was also 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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