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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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The Trustees.

12th April

A nice little of arrival of migrants with the first Grasshopper Warbler and Nightingale of the spring being the highlights (neither were recorded last year) and some decent numbers of commoner species including 30 Willow Warblers, 45 Chiffchaffs, 24 Blackcaps, two Whitethroats, four Redstarts and 16 Wheatears.

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia   Dungeness   12th April 2016
The sea was watched for most of the day and although fairly quiet eventually produced good totals of 15 Shovelers, 573 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, five Black-throated Divers, three Whimbrels, ten Arctic Skuas, three Great Skuas, 26 Little Gulls and ten Arctic Terns.

At least 13 Porpoises were feeding in the flat calm waters this evening.