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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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9th Oct

Another decent morning with clear skies inducing  a large visible migration and good numbers of birds on the land. Highlights of the birds passing overhead included two Egyptian Geese, two Woodlarks, 57 Skylarks, 4500 Swallows, 28 Tree Sparrows, five Yellow Wagtails, nine Grey Wagtails, a Tree and five Rock Pipits, 270 Redpolls, nine Crossbills, 126 Siskins and 34 Reed Buntings. The best of the grounded migrants were 115 Chiffchaffs, a late Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcaps, 12 Song Thrushes, singles of Redstart and Whinchat and eight Wheatears. A couple of watches of the sea during the afternoon produced four Mediterranean Gulls and eight Arctic Skuas

Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the land.

Three Clouded Yellows were seen during the day and the best of a reasonable catch of moths was a Palpita vitrealis.