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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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21st Mar

A cold and windy day. The juvenile Glaucous Gull was still present and three Firecrests were seen in the bushes. The sea was very quiet although 18 Shovelers, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers and 293 Gannets did pass east in the morning.

Elsewhere, a Yellow Wagtail and 14 White Wagtails were seen at the dung heap along Dengemarsh Road, several Sand Martins were seen around the area and two Cattle Egrets were seen around Pigwell Farm.