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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.

6th Jan

A first-winter Glaucous Gull which has been seen for the last few days on the RSPB Reserve was found at the Patch this morning and the regular first-winter Caspian Gull was at the fishing boats again. Offshore movement was limited to 46 Brent Geese, a Great Skua and the first three Mediterranean Gulls of the year and at least 1200 Great Crested Grebes and 60 Razorbills were feeding offshore.
A Firecrest was heard in the Moat.



Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   juvenile  Dungeness   6th January 2018
The recent storms have coincided with spring hide tides and have removed several metres of shingle from the beach in front of the power station and have seriously undermined the Patch Hide. Today contractors were on site to repair the damage and hopefully save the hide from disappearing into the sea when the next storm hits.