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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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15th January

Most of the interest was with the gulls again. The first-winter Glaucous Gull was still present and showing very well along with the the first-winter Caspian Gull. An adult Little Gull and two Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore. A Long-tailed Duck offshore was also of note.

The Patch was quite busy this morning!

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperborseu    juvenile/first-winter    Dungeness    15th January 2016 (Simon Davies)

Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla    adult   Dungeness   15th January 2016 (Simon Davies)

On the Reserve, the Penduline Tits were seen at Hookers but are still generally elusive.