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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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13th Sep

A pretty decent arrival of birds occurred this morning with three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 15 Willow Warblers, 30 Chiffchaffs, two Sedge Warblers, 30 Blackcaps, three Garden Warblers, ten Lesser Whitethroats, four Spotted Flycatchers, four Redstarts and three Whinchats. The Wryneck remained and gave good views at times.
Overhead passage was also of interest with at least 20 Common Buzzards, four Golden Plovers, 16 Yellow Wagtails, six Grey Wagtails, 560 Meadow Pipits, five Tree Pipits and the first ten Siskins of the autumn. 
Two first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding around the Fish Hut but the sea was very quiet. 
Wryneck Jynx torquilla   Dungeness  12th September 2018
Another shot of this crowdpleaser

Tree Pipit Anthus trivalis   Dungeness 13th September 2018
A species we rarely ring at Dungeness
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Another Delicate was trapped overnight and two Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen during the day.