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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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14th Apr

Yet another morning of thick fog and very few birds. Five Whitethroats, a Yellow Wagtail and a Brambling were about the only highlights on the land. A brief spell of clearer weather this afternoon produced a Great Northern Diver sat on the sea and two Great Skuas and three Arctic Skuas passing east of note.
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto   Dungeness   14th April 2018
Not sure this species has been shown on our web pages before. Has bred in recent years so nothing too surprising about this
record except that it was in the Observatory Back Garden and I think the first time I have seen one in here.
Porpoises were very much in evidence this afternoon and with a fair amount of mating behaviour being seen.

Porpoise Phocoena phocena   Dungeness   14th April 2018
Two Light Orange Underwing moths were seen at the Long Pits.