A still and cloudy day with few migrants but a couple of notable records. A total of 11 Chiffchaffs were present in the recording area along with one Blackcap, two Wheatear and three Firecrests. A Great White Egret flew out to sea, two Egyptian Geese and a Water Rail dropped into the Moat.
A small passage of wildfowl was recorded on the sea with 41 Brent Geese passing north along with 33 Scoter, five Red-breasted Merganser, three Shelduck, three Garganey and an Arctic Skua.
A single Brown Hare was seen in the Desert and 35 Porpoise were recorded from the Fishing Boats.
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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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