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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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3rd Mar

A quiet start to the days seawatching but things improved considerably from mid-morning with an excellent total of 313 Pintails passing through (the fourth best-ever day total) and 2166  Brent Goose. A few other bits and pieces also passed through with three Shovelers, two Eiders, 36 Fulmars, a Great Skua, six Mediterranean Gulls and a Little Gull of note. At least one of the Iceland Gulls was still feeding at the Patch and the regular first-winter Caspian Gull was hanging around the Fish Hut area again.

The land remains pretty quiet but there were some signs of migration with a small increase in Blackbird numbers, three Siskins over and the first Firecrest of the spring in the Observatory garden.

Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus   Dungeness   3rd March 2017  (Lee Gregory)
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore and a dead one was washed up on the beach.