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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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The Trustees.

18th Dec

Another windy day resulted in a decent movement of seabirds and including three Velvet Scoters, 75 Red-throated Divers, four Fulmars, 1300 Gannets, 316 Kittiwakes, an adult Little Gull, 1524 Guillemots and 29 Razorbills and also a Pomarine Skua of particular note.
A first-winter Caspian Gull and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gulls were among the gulls roosting at the fishing boats.

A Grey Seal and two Porpoises were feeding offshore.