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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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The Trustees.

10th Sep

It was quieter today but there were still a few nice records including a flock of 19 Common Buzzards over the Observatory and a Short-eared Owl in the Desert, a Kingfisher at the Long Pits, a Spotted Flycatcher in the Moat, a Tree Pipit and 50 Yellow Wagtails. Numbers were provided by 12 Willow Warblers, 25 Chiffchaffs, 25 Blackcaps and 100 Meadow Pipits.
Butterflies seen today included two Clouded Yellows on the beach whilst an Oak Hooktip and a Delicate were caught at the Observatory.
Oak Hooktip Watsonalla binaria   Dungeness   10th September 2020