A light to fresh southerly wind today encouraged another and bigger easterly movement of Brent Geese with 1816 counted during the day. Other birds were fairly sparse but did include 13 Wigeon, seven Red-breasted Mergansers, 58 Kittiwakes west, 320 Red-throated Diver west and 38 east, seven Mediterranean Gulls west and another nine feeding at the Patch and 500 Guillemots west. A first-winter Caspian Gull was also feeding at the Patch this morning.
A Firecrest and a few Long-tailed Tits were seen in the trapping area.
Singles of Common and Grey Seal 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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