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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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Not too much to report. A first-winter Yellow-legged Gull and 12 Mediterranean Gull were at the fishing boats and a large flock of Kittiwakes were being harassed by a juvenile Arctic Skua. There was a small arrival of Chiffchaffs with at least 11 seen along with eight Firecrests although these seemed to be mostly regular birds.