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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.

22nd Sep

Plenty of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps in the bushes along with seven Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher and a Kingfisher was seen  at the Long Pits. Good numbers of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits passed through along with six Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, 12 Crossbills and 150 Siskins

The sea was very quiet yet again with just a trickle of Sandwich Terns heading west and three Arctic Skuas lingering offshore.

In the flat calm conditions a small group of unidentified dolphins moved west and a few Porpoises were seen offshore .

The moth traps held singles of the the pyrale Palpita vitrealis, Vestal, Golden Twinspot, Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw.

The evening visit to the trapping area for the rarer orthoptera produced five Large Coneheads, a female Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and a good chorus from the Tree Crickets.