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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

14th Dec

A nice, clear morning meant a walk around the Trapping Area and Long Pits which produced a Marsh Harrier, four Gadwall and two Pochards on the pits, a Kingfisher and four Chiffchaffs of note. It is a sad sign of the times that a Greenfinch flying over the Observatory was an unusual winter record - not so long ago there was a regular wintering flock of up to 800 birds on the beach.
The fine weather saw an early upchannel movement of at least 300 Brent Geese whilst the two first-winter Caspian Gulls were loitering around the beach and Fish Hut.


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   ind 1   Dungeness   14th December 2016 
 




Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   ind 2   Dungeness   14th December 2016