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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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A foggy morning produced very little of interest. Migrants on the land were fairly scarce with the first Whinchat of the spring, a Garden Warbler and a Tree Pipit of note. The sea was very slow but over five hours of watching eventually produced two Eiders, a Manx Shearwater, 26 Whimbrel, ten Arctic Skuas and two Little Terns were noted and two Hobbies also came in off the sea.