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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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5th June

A very small arrival of migrants today which included singles of Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Siskin and also 175 Swifts overhead. Four Mediterranean Gulls and two third-calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Of note elsewhere was a female Red-footed Falcon found at the end of Galloways Road on the Lydd Ranges this evening. A female Montagu's Harrier also flew through. Note that the Ranges will be shut to the public from 0800hrs until after dark tomorrow and on Sunday.

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus   female   Lydd Ranges   5th June 2020.
Some true record shots of this bird taken at long range and in heavy rain.