A warm clear day with a gentle south westerly breeze blowing throughout the day.
Birds are still rather few and far between with only a single Yellow-legged Gull present at the boats and the only other notable observations being four Mediterranean Gulls heading west and 56 Sand Martins heading out. Two Yellow Wagtails headed over the trapping area, along with 20 Swifts.
The moth trap showed a few signs of what might be a good weeks trapping, as a southerly airflow moves into the UK through the week. The highlights were Two Sussex Emeralds, a Dark Sword-grass and a Delicate, along with plenty of the more usual Dungeness shingle specialities.
A single Grey Seal was seen down by the Patch this morning.
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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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