Seawatching produced some decent totals including 713 Gannets, 38 Mediterranean Gulls, five Great Skuas and 20 Arctic Skuas.
Two Marsh Harriers, 46 Sand Martins, 360 Swallows and seven Grey Wagtails flew over and 28 Chiffchaffs, three Firecrests, five Goldcrests and five Wheatears were seen on the land.
Three Porpoises, a Common Seal and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.
An evening search produced plenty of Tree Crickets but no Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were found.
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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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