There were plenty of birds offshore again with many moving east this morning and then feeding offshore in the afternoon. Of note were 109 Brent Geese, 15 Wigeon, three Red-breasted Mergansers, 600 Red-throated Divers, five Mediterranean Gulls and 2900 Guillemots, A flock of 58 Turnstones were roosting on the beach.
A Brown Hare was seen at the entrance to the estate and single Common and 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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