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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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30th May

Singles of Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler were the only new migrants in the area. The Rose-coloured Starling continued to give excellent views at the top of the estate. Please remember to respect the householders and their gardens when looking for this bird.




Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus   Dungeness   30th May 2018
Two Porpoises were seen offshore.

Elsewhere, the highlight of the day was a remarkably showy Great Reed Warbler seen from the Hanson Hide on the ARC Pit although it was actually first seen the night before.





Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceous   Hanson  Hide, ARC Pit    30th May 2018
Three videos showing the bird singing can be viewed here and here and here.