A cold, bright morning brought an easterly movement of Red-throated Diver with 433 birds in two hours along with two Velvet Scoters. Huge numbers of gulls were feeding at the Patch and included three first-winter Caspian Gulls and a Yellow-legged Gull.
The land also produced a few bits and pieces with a Jack Snipe, two Snipe, a Woodcock, two Merlins and a Firecrest of note. A Little Grebe was also seen on the southern Long Pit.
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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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