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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.
Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
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Several thousand Guillemots and hundreds of Red-throated Divers and Gannets along with smaller numbers of Kittiwakes and 12 Fulmars flew west this morning. The regular first-winter Caspian Gull was also showing very well.
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans first-winter Dungeness 30th December 2017
Elsewhere, a third-winter Iceland Gull came in to roost on Burrowes Pit just before dark and the Long-eared Owl was showing behind the Dipping Pond.