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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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6th Jan

The morning seawatching produced a party of five Velvet Scoters, a Goldeneye, two Red-breasted Mergansers and a Great Skua along with the now regular good numbers of Red-throated Divers, Gannets and Guillemots.

Two Porpoises were feeding off the fishing boats along with a Grey Seal. In addition, the apparently sickly Grey Seal was also on the beach again.The RSPCA were informed and a warden duly came to check it out. As it showed no obvious signs of injury or illness (and was actually quite feisty) it was decided to encourage it back into the sea and see if it reappears on the beach. If it does then an attempt may then be made to take it into care.

Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   6th January 2017
The Stejneger's Stonechat was still present in the area to the west of Kerton Road Pit and the Ring-necked Duck was still on Cooks Pit at the entrance to the RSPB Reserve.