A very still and foggy start to the day, which was quickly burned off as the temperature rose rapidly.
The first Willow Warbler of the autumn was in the Trapping Area at first light this morning, although there was little else with the only other notable bird being a flyover Whimbrel.
The sea was also reasonably quiet.Two Mediterranean Gulls headed east this afternoon with another two at the patch this evening. A dark phase Arctic Skua was harassing the Common and Sandwich Terns feeding along the colour change this evening, a Whimbrel headed east and a Curlew headed west.
Two Grey Seals and four Porpoise were seen from the Fishing Boats this afternoon.
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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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