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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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18th Feb

Seawatching at various times during the day produced totals of 400 Brent Geese, 25 Pintail, six Velvet Scoters and two Red-breasted Mergansers, 103 Red-throated and two Black-throated Divers, 352 Gannets and the first two Sandwich Terns of the year. The two Iceland Gulls were still at the Patch with a first-winter Caspian Gull also there. Later in the day another two first-winter Caspian Gulls and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull were seen at the fishing boats.
The Grey Wagtail was feeding at the sewage treatment unit again.

Three Porpoises were seen offshore.

The first Peacock butterfly of the year was seen at the Long Pits.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   juv/1stW   Dungeness   18th February 2017