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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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15th Dec

More of the same with wet and windy conditions continuing to produce a steady westerly flow of Gannets, Red-throated Divers, four Fulmars and a few auks. Two Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and two Caspian Gulls (first-winter and second-winter) came into the roost at the Point.

Elsewhere, at least five Caspian Gulls roosted on Burrowes Pit this evening and a Siberian Chiffchaff and two Firecrests were showing in front of the Firth Hide. The two Whooper Swans were still feeding with the large flock of Mute Swans at Dengemarsh and the Slavonian Grebe was still on the pit south of the caravan park at Scotney.