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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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19th March

The cold north-east wind continues and with occasional cold drizzle this morning hardly felt like spring.
Migrants on the land remain scarce with just three Firecrests, two Chiffchaffs and a Grey Wagtail of interest.
The first few hours of the day saw some easterly passage with 385 Brent Geese, 204 Red-throated Divers, 20 Fulmars, three Grey Plovers, 14 Black-tailed Godwits (a scarce bird at sea here), a Mediterranean Gull and 12 Sandwich Terns. In the afternoon, a second-winter Caspian Gull was seen in the roost behind the Fish Hut.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   second-winter   Dungeness  19th March 2016 (David Campbell)
Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.