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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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27th Feb

Another day of strong winds and frequent heavy rain. Gulls provided all the interest in the difficult conditions with the arrival of a huge first-winter Glaucous Gull and one of the Iceland Gulls and the first-winter Caspian Gull still present. A few Brent Geese also flew east in some of the clearer spells of weather.


Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus    first-winter   Dungeness   27th February 2017

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus  first-winter   Dungeness   27th February 2017
With Herring Gull in front illustrating just how big the Glaucous Gull is.

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus with Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
an unlikely pair

A Porpoise was also seen.