With the stormy weather continuing and news of Storm Petrels scattered around the south coast there were hopes of some good seawatching off Dungeness today but despite coverage for much of the day the only birds of note were 47 Manx Shearwaters and four Arctic Skuas up till 1600hrs. However, an evening seawatch from 1730hrs to 2100hrs saw things improve considerably with an outstanding total of 26 Storm Petrels along with a close Sooty Shearwater and a further 30 Manx Shearwaters moving west.
A Grey Seal was also seen.
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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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