One of the quietest days for some time with just a trickle of birds overhead, very little in the bushes and just three lingering Arctic Skuas offshore.
The only birds of note on the land were 15 Blackcaps, a Spotted Flycatcher, nine Whinchats and seven Redstarts. A Tree Pipit was the best of the trickle of birds flying over.
The Tree Crickets were singing well this evening and could be heard from the Observatory.
Three Cattle Egrets were seen on the Reserve.
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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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