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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.

3rd May

There was a small arrival of migrants this morning with two Wood Warblers, two Redstarts and a Pied Flycatcher being the highlights. Other bits and pieces included a Hobby and a Corn Bunting.
Seawatching was not very inspiring during the morning although 22 Little Gulls and two Great Skuas did pass through but it picked up a bit in the afternoon when another six Great Skuas, five Pomarine Skuas and four Arctic Skuas were seen.

A few flowers are starting to appear now and a couple of nice sights at the moment are a patch of Rock Soapwort growing at the Lifeboat Station and a good showing of Early Purple Orchids alongside the track to the Observatory.


Rock Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides   Dungeness

Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula   Dungeness