It was very quiet offshore except for five Mediterranean Gulls, an adult Caspian Gull at the Patch and another late Sandwich Tern of note.
There was another little scatter of migrants on the land with a Woodcock in the trapping area, a Grey Wagtail at the Sewage Works, seven Firecrests across the area and a handful of finches on the move including two Crossbills, a Bullfinch and two Brambling. A Little Owl was calling near the Observatory this evening.
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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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