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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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The Trustees.

5th Oct

A decent day of seawatching produced 831 Brent Geese, four Shelduck, three Mallard, 57 Teal and 195 Common Scoters, 519 Gannets, 79 Kittiwakes, 11 Mediterranean Gulls (east), two Great Skuas, 17 Arctic Skuas and the surprise of the day in the form of an adult Glaucous Gull which flew east at 0930hrs.
There were also a few birds on the land and including 30 Chiffchaffs and 30 Song Thrushes while a Rock Pipit, 70 Goldfinches and 17 Reed Buntings flew over. 

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A Beaded Chestnut and five Delicates were the best of a decent overnight catch of moths.