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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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4th Sept

Most of the days interest was offshore in fresh westerly winds. Five hours of watching produced 22 Arctic Skuas, two Little Gulls, four Black Terns, 948 Sandwich Terns and 183 Common Terns. Three Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats but more interesting was a very small and dainty looking juvenile "LBBGull".

A Hobby was seen at the Long Pits but any other migrants on the land were few and far between.







Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus (fuscus)   Dungeness   4th September 2016.