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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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8th May

Another very quiet day on the land and fewer birds at sea although visibility was very poor at times.

About the only migrants on the land were four Willow Warblers and a Yellow Wagtail. The Pheasant was also heard again.

Seven hours of seawatching during the day produced two Garganey, two Black-throated Divers, six Grey Plover, 34 Sanderling, 26 Whimbrel, 13 Arctic Skuas, five Pomarine Skuas and 45 Little Terns of note.  A first-summer Glaucous Gull was also feeding around the Point. The most remarkable sightings of the day though were two flocks of Black-tailed Godwits totaling 170 birds which flew west this morning.

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus   Dungeness    8th May 2018
At least 25 Porpoises were feeding offshore but one was killed and eaten by a Grey Seal. A second Grey Seal was also present.