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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

10th Sep

A much quieter day in the bushes with just six Whinchats and 16 Wheatears of note although the Wryneck was still present but fairly elusive in the increasingly windy conditions. A handful of birds passing overhead included 120 Swallows, 14 Tree Sparrows, two Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and five Reed Buntings.
There were the usual handful of Arctic Skuas lingering offshore along with plenty of Gannets and Sandwich Terns but the highlight was this lovely juvenile Caspian Gull which came to the puddles at the fishing boats.







Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile   Dungeness   10th September 2017
Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were seen around the Observatory.