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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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5th Jan

The regular first-winter Caspian Gull and a first-winter Little Gull were showing very well at the fishing boats this morning and a/the second-winter Iceland Gull also made a brief appearance. A Great Skua also flew west and at least 783 Great Crested Grebes, 400 Kittiwakes and over 1000 Guillemots were also feeding offshore.


Little Gull  Hydrocoloeus minutus   first-winter   Dungeness   5th January 2018


Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   5th January 2018