A very quiet day with just small numbers of birds in the bushes and very little in the way of offshore movement.
The highlights on the land were three Swallows, a Ring Ouzel, two Firecrests, a Rock Pipit, 12 Bramblings, 40 Redpolls, 540 Goldfinches and 65 Siskins while the best of the little bit at sea were an adult Pomarine Skua and 47 Mediterranean Gulls along with 16 Sandwich Terns were lingering offshore.
Two Porpoises were also seen.
Last night and this morning we had a visit from Neil McCarthy from BBC Radio 4 who was recording a piece about Dungeness at night and including a thread about moths and moth trapping at the Observatory.
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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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