Another quiet day. The best of the birds on the land were four Firecrests and three Siskins. There was very little movement offshore but two Eiders and two Mediterranean Gulls passed through and another individual was feeding at the Patch.
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.
Elsewhere, on the RSPB Reserve, the drake Smew continues to be seen on New Excavations and a Black-necked Grebe can be seen from Christmas Dell. The two Whooper Swans are still with the Mute Swans between Cockles Bridge and Lydd and the four Cattle Egret can be seen in the small horse paddock on the north side of the Lydd to Dungeness Road. The occasional Swallow and House Martin have also been on the Reserve.
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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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