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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

25th Apr

Strong south by south-east winds resulted in another day of continuous seawatching. The highlights were 18 Velvet Scoters, 1422 Common Scoters, eight Black-throated Divers, 81 Manx Shearwaters, 101 Bar-tailed Godwits, 46 Great Skuas, nine Pomarine Skuas (including a flock of five birds), 65 Arctic Skuas (the equal third best-ever spring day total), 114 Little Gulls, eight Mediterranean Gulls, five Black Terns, 11 Little Terns and 49 Arctic Terns.
However the undoubted surprise of the day was the finding of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Heligoland Trap this afternoon.

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus   Dungeness   25th April 2019
Ten Porpoises and a pod of ten unidentified dolphins were feeding offshore along with a Grey Seal.