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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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14th Mar

With the wind blowing from the south and moderate rain this morning there was an excellent up-channel movement of birds. This included 2051 Brent Geese, 62 Shelducks, 18 Shoveler, two Gadwall, 27 Wigeon, 45 Pintail, two Teal, five Pochard, four Red-breasted Mergansers, two Curlews, four Mediterranean Gulls, and three Sandwich Terns. The juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen anywhere between the Patch and the Lifeboat Station and a Great Skua flew west.
There wasn't a great deal to report from the land other than a Merlin, five Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests and a Black Redstart.

The Audiomoth recorded a few birds overnight with two Curlew, two Blackbirds and 31 Redwings counted.

Three Porpoises were also feeding offshore.