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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.

4th Nov

Most of the interest was offshore where a Sooty Shearwater flew east and 796 Gannets, 19 Sandwich Terns and 358 Kittiwakes flew west in 2.75 hrs of watching in the morning. The gull watchers were also well rewarded with a Slovakian-ringed third-winter Caspian Gull joining the more regular first-winter bird in the roost at the Point.
The best on offer on the land were a Firecrest and a Ring Ouzel in the trapping area and a Grey Wagtail and three Bramblings overhead. 

Meanwhile I spent the day at the excellent KOS Conference held in Canterbury and presented a short talk on "Dungeness - Past, present and future - a brief review".