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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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5th May

It remains extremely quiet on the land with just a few "Greenland" Wheatears continuing to pass through and three Redpolls overhead but very little else in the way of migrants.
Seawatching was much more productive with almost dawn till dusk coverage producing seven Eiders, two Black-throated Divers, 29 Manx Shearwaters, a Shag, 336 Whimbrel, 297 Bar-tailed Godwits, three Turnstone, four Knot, 21 Dunlin, two Little Gulls, 619 Sandwich Terns, eight Little Terns, an outstanding 2140 Arctic Terns, six Black Terns, five Great Skuas and 19 Arctic Skuas. An immature Spoonbill also flew west.
"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe ssp leucorhoa   Dungeness    5th May 2018

Ten Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen on the Point.