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Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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19th January

A bright and sunny but very cold day and with much of the Long Pits and flooded areas covered in a thick layer of ice.
A couple of checks of the bushes produced two Jack Snipe, ten Common Snipe and two Woodcock whilst a Slavonian Grebe on the southern Long Pit was a very unusual sighting for the Observatory (most birds are usually seen offshore). A flock of c50 White-fronted Geese also flew SE over the area and quickly out to sea.
The first-winter Caspian Gull and Glaucous Gulls were both showing well on the beach at the Point and an adult Little Gull was feeding offshore as were large numbers of Guillemots and a few Razorbills.

Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus   Long Pits, Dungeness   19th January 2016