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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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8th May

A calm, warm day produced a few raptors including a Red Kite, a Marsh Harrier, 13 Buzzards and a Merlin but very little yet again in the way of grounded migrants. Seawatching was very slow in terms of numbers but a Greenshank was heard and a party of five Pomarine Skuas was seen in the morning.

Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The first Brown Argus butterfly of the year was seen.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness   8th May 2020