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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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4th July

Another miserable day of strong winds and almost continuous drizzle or light rain. Singles of Manx and Balearic Shearwaters and an Arctic Skua were noted offshore.

The Black-winged Stilt was showing at the ARC Pit again.

3rd July

Strong SW winds all day but mostly warm and sunny until rain arrived in the evening. Still very little to report. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen in the trapping area and two Siskins flew over the Observatory. The sea was almost devoid of birds.

2nd July

Still the wind blows and with odd showers during the day. Five Mediterranean Gulls passed west offshore and six Sand Martins and at least one Crossbill flew through.

Single Porpoise and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The best of another relatively poor nights moth trapping were a Figure-of-80 and a Double Kidney.

1st July

Another wet and windy night gave way to a brighter, sunnier day although it was still windy. Very little to report with just six Mediterranean Gulls and the juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at the Patch and a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin flying over.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

The first Gatekeepers were seen.

30th June

Another miserable day of strong winds and almost continuous rain. The sea continues to be very disappointing despite the stormy conditions although a Manx Shearwater and a flock of 13 Black-tailed Godwits which flew west this afternoon were of note. The first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull of the summer was seen on the beach at the Patch this morning.

Singles of Porpoise and Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the beach near the fishing boats.

The Gull-billed Tern and Black-winged Stilt were seen at the ARC Pit again although the former may not have been seen after about 0900hrs.