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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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24th Feb

Gulls continue to provide most of the interest with the two juvenile/first-winter Iceland Gulls feeding at the Patch, a first-winter Caspian Gull at the fishing boats in the morning and five different Mediterranean Gulls during the day. A female Eider and 700 Great Crested Grebes were also feeding offshore.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   24th February 2017

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides and Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Dungeness   24th February 2017  

The drake Ring-necked Duck was still on Cooke's Pool and the two Long-eared Owls continue to show well at the Dipping Pond on the RSPB Reserve.