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We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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13th Feb

A Jack Snipe was the highlight of several hours watching in the trapping area and where a Woodcock and a Chiffchaff were also noteworthy.
A few Brent Geese, five Shelducks and 360 Red-throated Divers flew east and two Mediterranean Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull were seen at the Patch. In the afternoon, 28 Sanderlings (including a colour-ringed bird) and 34 Turnstones were roosting on the beach at the fishing boats.


Sanderlings Calidris alba   Dungeness   13th February 2019
A flock of 28 birds was roosting on the beach and included this colour-ringed individual.
Hopefully we will have the life-history details in due course.





Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla   first-winter and adult   Dungeness   13th February 2019
 A Common Seal, a Grey Seal and two Porpoises were feeding offshore.