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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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27th Apr

A mammoth ten-hour seawatching session in what seemed like decent conditions produced a few decent birds with 493 Common Scoters, six Velvet Scoters, 11 Manx Shearwaters, 55 Whimbrel, 103 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Great Skuas, 13 Arctic Skuas, two Little Gulls, 804 "commic" Terns and four Little Terns of note.
It was fairly disappointing on the land with the one highlight of a Pied Flycatcher at the Long Pits along with a few "Greenland" Wheatears although there are plenty of Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Lesser Whitethroats in the area.
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   Dungeness   27th April 2018
I have also just received details of a Goldfinch (Y527583) ringed here on 29th October 2017 and controlled by another ringer at Thornton, Merseyside on 17th April 2018.

Four Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.