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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.

6th Sep

An eventful day with some quality birds although overall numbers remain unexceptional.
A Sabine's Gull flew west at 0820hrs and other birds seen offshore included two Balearic Shearwaters, plenty of Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua.
The obvious highlight on the land was a super juvenile Red-backed Shrike at the Long Pits which was surprisingly already bearing a ring. A Grasshopper Warbler was also found along with a Short-eared Owl, a few Chiffchaffs, two Redstarts and a Whinchat whilst 19 Tree Sparrows, six Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit flew over.


Red-backed Shrike Lanius cristatus   Dungeness   6th September 2017
Twenty Porpoises and a Common Seal were seen offshore.

A Clouded Yellow was seen at the Long Pits and three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were also seen. A brief daytime search for rare crickets produced a single Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket.