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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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The Trustees.

8th Oct

Two first-winter Caspian Gulls including a Polish colour-ringed bird made visits to the fishing boats this morning and 350 Kittiwakes, three Mediterranean Gulls and 14 Sandwich Terns were also seen offshore.
Fairly quiet on the land with just four Chiffchaffs and four Firecrest in the bushes and a few finches passing overhead included 200 Goldfinches, 23 Siskins and 35 Redpolls.



Caspian Gull Larus cchinnans   Dungeness   8th November 2018
The Polish-ringed P:U65 bird 



Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   8th November 2018
The second, unringed bird
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A Porpoise and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

A Sprawler moth came to the lit kitchen window last night - only the second Observatory and 11th Dungeness area record.
The Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx   Dungeness   8th November 2018