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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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The Trustees.

10th Jan

Large numbers of birds were feeding offshore again with 1500 Great Crested Grebes, 200 Gannets, 1000+ Cormorants, two Great Skuas and 500 Guillemots of note and the first-winter Caspian Gull was on the beach. Signs of upchannel passage of Brent Goose continued with 150 moving through and birds moving west included two Velvet Scoters, two Eiders and 1000 auks.

Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata   Dungeness   10th January 2018
Despite large numbers offshore this species is rarely close enough for a photograph.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   10th January 2018
The regular bird but hard to resist photographing when it is standingin front of you.