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We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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30th March

The remarkable Firecrest bonanza continues with a staggering 120 birds being seen today. The first three Willow Warblers of the spring were also seen at the Long Pits along with another 80 Chiffchaffs and two Blackcaps. A new 'Continental' Coal Tit was seen near the Britannia Pub, a Woodcock was flushed from the bushes and five Black Redstarts and four Wheatears were also seen around the Point. Four Swallows and two Siskins flew through.

The sea was very quiet with just a Great Skua and two Mediterranean Gulls of any note.  

A Brimstone was seen in the moat - a surprisingly scarce butterfly in the Observatory recording area. 
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni   Dungeness   30th March 2016