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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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19th Mar

A very elusive Short-toed Treecreeper was found this morning in the Old Lighthouse Garden. It is unclear whether it was a different individual to the bird seen on 17th March but there was plenty of movement overnight and also during the morning so it may well be a new bird. Other migrants included 28 Chiffchaffs, ten Firecrests, two Fieldfares, 85 Redwings, four Song Thrushes, seven Black Redstarts, three Wheatears and 150 Meadow Pipits


Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla   Dungeness   19th March 2020
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.