With more wind and rain it was another day dominated by seawatching. Over eight hours of watching produced 793 Gannets, two Sooty and eight Balearic Shearwaters, 1052 Sandwich Terns, 11 Great Skuas and 73 Arctic Skuas. Three Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen on the beach. Limited coverage of the bushes produced three Firecrests.
Two Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
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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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