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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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10th Mar

Another quiet morning with just a few Brent Geese moving east and the two Iceland Gulls still feeding at the Patch. Very few migrants on the land but they did include three Fieldfares and four Siskins.

Three Porpoises were also seen

On the RSPB Reserve a superb-looking drake Hooded Merganser was found at Hookers and caused some excitement until close views revealed that it had a green ring on its right leg and severely reduced its credentials as a genuine wild bird.  




Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus   Dungeness RSPB Reserve   10th March 2017
Also on the Reserve, the Ring-necked Duck continues to be seen although now on Tanner's Lake, the two Long-eared Owls are still giving great views behind the Dipping Pond and the two Slavonian Grebes and a Black-necked Grebe remain on New Diggings. Up to five Great White Egrets are still lingering in the general area.