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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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6th Nov

The coldest morning of the autumn so far with clear skies and a heavy frost overnight resulted in a light passage of birds overhead including 15 Skylarks, 36 Fieldfares, five Song Thrushes, a Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, ten Bramblings and a few Chaffinches, Siskins and Redpolls. A Woodcock and three Snipe also arrived.
At least two Dartford Warblers were still present and following Stonechats around, a Bullfinch was seen in the trapping area and a party of 12 Long-tailed Tits (migrants?) dropped into the moat.
The local pair of Ravens were around again and appear to be re-establishing their breeding territory. 
Very quiet offshore with a just a single Eider of interest. 

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus   Dungeness   6th November 2017 (Gill Hollamby) 

Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata   Dungeness   6th November 2017
Three Red Admirals and a Small Copper were still on the wing.

Elsewhere, the Dotterel was seen again at both Scotney and at ARC and at least 17 Great White Egrets came into the evening roost at ARC.