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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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15th April

Not a great deal to report from the land in increasingly miserable weather. Small numbers of Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Lesser Whitethroats were present and four Swallows and a Yellow Wagtail flew over.

The first couple of hours of seawatching this morning were fairly productive with four Gadwall, nine Arctic Skuas (another late in the day), three Great Skuas, a Little Gull, 351 Sandwich Terns and 477 Common Terns passing east were of note but things quickly eased down and the afternoon was very quiet.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.   

It has been a fairly quiet week around the rest of Dungeness. Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes continue to be seen on New Diggings and one or two Great White Egrets are still around the area. The Tundra Bean Goose is still been seen occasionally at Dengemarsh and a pair of Garganey were on Burrowes Pit on Wednesday.