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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.

21st Oct

There was a large increase in passage this morning with a constant stream of Starlings, thrushes and finches arriving from the south-east. There were around 15,000 of the former along with an excellent 210 Skylarks, three Ring Ouzels, 100 Blackbirds, 22 Fieldfares, 40 Song Thrushes, a late Yellow Wagtail, 850 Chaffinches, 18 Bramblings, 250 Goldfinches, 55 Siskins and 40 Reed Buntings.
There were a few less common birds with two Common Buzzards and four Short-eared Owls of particular note whilst the bird of the day was an all too brief Great Grey Shrike which was seen by just two lucky observers before it headed off high in a south westerly direction.
A few Brent Geese were passing through offshore and a Great Skua and eight Mediterranean Gulls flew east in the afternoon.

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor   Dungeness   21st October 2016 (Neil Knight)
A Stoat and a Brown Hare were seen.