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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.

13th Feb

A Jack Snipe was the highlight of several hours watching in the trapping area and where a Woodcock and a Chiffchaff were also noteworthy.
A few Brent Geese, five Shelducks and 360 Red-throated Divers flew east and two Mediterranean Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull were seen at the Patch. In the afternoon, 28 Sanderlings (including a colour-ringed bird) and 34 Turnstones were roosting on the beach at the fishing boats.


Sanderlings Calidris alba   Dungeness   13th February 2019
A flock of 28 birds was roosting on the beach and included this colour-ringed individual.
Hopefully we will have the life-history details in due course.





Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla   first-winter and adult   Dungeness   13th February 2019
 A Common Seal, a Grey Seal and two Porpoises were feeding offshore.