A bright, sunny day but quite cold. Huge numbers of gulls remain offshore but only three Mediterranean Gulls were found among them.
Five Long-tailed Tits were seen in the trapping area.
A Brown Hare was near the fishing boats.
Elsewhere, a Red-necked Grebe was found at the western end of the ARC Pit, a Whooper Swan was seen at Scotney and Water Pipits increased to a remarkable 17 birds in the Hayfields at Dengemarsh.
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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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