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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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28th Oct

A chilly sunny start to the day with very light winds later clouding up with a bitterly cold breeze.
A Sparrowhawk, Firecrest and 10 Lesser Redpoll were the highlights from the nets.
The sea had a steady passage of birds including; 86 Brent Geese, 12 Shelduck, 69 Common Scoter, 161 Gannet moving west with another 90 feeding offshore, 16 Dunlin, 13 Razorbill, 25 Guillemot, 255 Auk sp, Sandwich Tern, 146 Kittiwake, 80 Mediterranean Gull and on the beach four Caspian Gulls including a new 1st and two new 2nd winter birds joining the now regular 1st winter bird.
On land it was relatively quiet; Merlin, Woodlark still, Swallow, two Dartford Warbler still, 88 Fieldfare, 11 Song Thrush, 11 Redwing, Black Redstart, Tree Sparrow, four Brambling, 42 Chaffinch, 14 Greenfinch, 61 Lesser Redpoll and seven Siskin.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   2nd winter   Dungeness   28th October 2017 (Martin Casemore)