With more wind and rain it was another day dominated by seawatching. Almost ten hours of watching produced 281 Gannets, our second best-ever day total of 57 Balearic Shearwaters, 794 Sandwich Terns, two Black Terns, five Great Skuas and 120 Arctic Skuas. A Yellow-legged Gulls were also seen on the beach. Limited coverage of the bushes produced four Firecrests and three Wheatears were seen at the fishing boats while a Swift, 650 Swallows, 150 House Martins and 330 Meadow Pipits flew south.
Four Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.
Despite the poor weather conditions overnight the moth trap produced two Delicates and a Scarce Bordered Straw of note.
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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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