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Corona Virus Update

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.

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22nd Apr

There were very few birds on the land again so a Wryneck found at the Long Pits this morning and relocated again this afternoon was a nice surprise. A Serin also flew over the trapping area and five Bramblings were seen around the feeders again. The male Pheasant was also noted again.
The sea was surprisingly productive with a steady easterly movement of birds and the main highlight of seven relatively early Pomarine Skuas along with 33 Great Skuas and 45 Arctic Skuas. Other bits and pieces included a Velvet Scoter, two Black-throated Divers, 170 Whimbrel, 32 Little Gulls and six Little Terns.

Wryneck Jynx torquilla   Dungeness   22nd April 2018
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla   Dungeness   22nd April 2018
At least 12 Porpoises were feeding offshore again.

A Blossom Underwing was the best of a very small catch of moths overnight.