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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.

30th Oct

A frosty start due to clear skies overnight and northerly breeze, out of the breeze it was a pleasant day.
Just three birds caught in the trapping area with Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff and Blackbird and a further eight in the Heligoland Trap plus Goldfinch and two Redwing.
Counts from the sea; 194 Brent Geese including a Pale-bellied this afternoon, 21 Shelduck, 56 Common Scoter, Eider, Goldeneye, two Red-throated Diver, 343 Cormorant flew into Lade Bay this morning, Great Skua, 45 Kittiwake, six Mediterranean Gull, two Guillemot, 84 Auk sp plus small numbers of passerines in off.
Three Dartford Warblers were the highlight out of the slim pickings in the bushes.

Offshore two Harbour Porpoise and a Grey Seal were observed but the Moth Trap was virtually empty.
Pale-bellied Brent Goose Brana bernica hrota   Dungeness   30th October 2017 (Martin Casemore)