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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.

6th July

Another relatively warm, still day. An early morning ringing session in the desert produced a Linnet and a Reed Bunting among more regularly encountered species. Two Oystercatchers, a Lapwing and four Swifts passed overhead. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was also making its way along the telegraph poles towards the fishing boats, the first in the area since the spring.
Linnet Carduelis cannabina Dungeness 6th July 2018
An evening sea watch at the Patch produced two Gannets, three Mediterranean Gulls, 30 Sandwich Terns and 15 Common Terns.

The moth trap was very busy last night with 34 species of Macro Moths and 49 species of Micro Moth. Notable species included hundreds of Synaphe punctalistwo Sussex Emeralds, nine Kent Black Arches Meganola albula and 11 Cynaeda dentalis.