A few birds moved east offshore including five Canada Geese, two Shelducks, three Eiders, three Velvet Scoters and a few Brent Geese and Red-throated Divers and three Mediterranean Gulls flew west. Two Firecrests were seen in the bushes, two Black Redstarts were seen around the power station and a Grey Wagtail flew over. A Jack Snipe and four Common Snipe were flushed from the damp areas east of the Long Pits.
I have just received details of an interesting Chiffchaff recovery. It was ringed at Dungeness on 18th October 2015 and flew into a house and then released at Sete, Beja, Portugal on 14th January 2016. A distance of 1637km SSW.
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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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