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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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23rd May

The bird of the day was a Bee-eater but as is typical with this species at Dungeness it was only heard as it headed over the Point in an easterly direction. Other bits and pieces included two Marsh Harriers, two Mistle Thrush, a Yellowhammer and two Corn Buntings. It was so cam this morning that it was possible to hear a Bittern calling from the RSPB Reserve.

Three Brown Hares were seen.

Another new plant species for the area was found growing in good numbers in next doors back gardens this morning. It is Common Fiddleneck Amsinckia micrantha and is a non-native plant originating from North American. However, it is not one that you would deliberately plant and has probably not come out of bird seed. It is also still quite a rare plant in Kent

Common Fiddleneck Amsinckia micrantha    Dungeness   23rd May 2019