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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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4th Apr

A similar day to yesterday with a steady stream of birds moving east offshore and a few migrants on the land.

Another nine hours coverage of the sea produced 625 Brent Geese, two Pintails, 16 Eiders (one flock of drakes), 2808 Common Scoters and eight Red-breasted Mergansers, 150 Red-throated and one Black-throated Diver, a Red-necked Grebe, 35 Little Gulls, 12 Mediterranean Gulls, 631 Sandwich Terns, 39 Common Terns, three Great Skuas and seven Arctic Skuas.

Chiffchaffs dominated in terms of numbers in the bushes with a total of 35 birds seen along with a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap and ten Firecrests. At least three Bramblings were visiting the feeders again. 

Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla   Dungeness   4th April 2018
Couldn't resist another go photographing these very smart birds.
It was also a good days for mammals with six Porpoises and a Grey Seal feeding offshore and two Bank Voles, a Brown Hare and a Stoat being seen on the land.
Bank Vole Clethrionomys glareolus   Dungeness   4th April 2018