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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 Oct

A much quieter morning with fewer birds in the bushes and limited overhead passage. The best of the birds on the land were a Jay, two Firecrests, two Ring Ouzels, two Dartford Warblers in the Station Gorse, 17 Black Redstarts and a late Wheatear whilst seven Swallows, two Bramblings and 600 Goldfinches flew through.
"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe   Dungeness   25th October 2019
There was a bit of movement offshore with 3.5 hrs of seawatching producing 785 Gannets, 250 Kittiwakes, a Little Gull, 50 Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, six Arctic Skuas and 70 Razorbills. There were two first-winter Caspian Gulls and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull at the fishing boats.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   crX86C   Dungeness   25th October 2019
The regular German colour-ringed bird
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