With a drop in the wind and slightly warmer conditions there was a small arrival of migrants on the land with our first three Spotted Flycatchers of the year and 35 Willow Warblers of note along with three Hobbies, a Buzzard, four Yellow Wagtails and the Wood Warbler again.
The sea remained fairly quiet although several hours of watching eventually produced six Tufted Duck, a Little Egret coming in, 65 Whimbrel, 17 Sanderling, two Knot, six Little Terns, two Black Terns, four Great Skuas and five Arctic Skuas.
Five Porpoises were feeding offshore.
Five Grizzled Skippers were seen in the trapping area and a Brown Argus was seen in the moat.
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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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