A warm and sunny day with light winds throughout produced a Lapwing, a Dunlin, a Whimbrel and a Hobby passing overhead. An insect-feeding flock of gulls passed through the area during the morning which included at least 22 Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the Patch. Migrants on the land also included a Hobby, 260 Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail.
A Common Emerald Damselfly and four Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the Long Pits as was a nymph Scarce Tortoise Shieldbug.
A Common Seal was feeding just offshore.
Elsewhere, the Black-winged Stilt is still being seen at the ARC Pit.
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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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