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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.

24th Jan

The calm but very dull and dreary weather continues. The highlight of a quiet sea was a Pomarine Skua flying passing west this morning and 230 Red-throated Diver passing east.
Also pretty quiet on the land with just two Snipe and two Firecrests of note. An evening check of the power station produced an impressive count of 290 Pied Wagtails roosting there.

An unusual record from the beach was a dead (a storm or fishing casualty) three foot long Starred Smoothhound.
Starred Smoothhound Mustelus asterias   Dungeness   24th January 2020
Elsewhere, up to five Long-tailed Ducks continue to be seen at Scotney, a drake Smew remains elusive on the RSPB reserve but usually seen on Tanner's Pool. Up to 15 Great White Egret can be seen around the area and roosting at ARC. Further field, 41 Bewick's Swans are still feeding in the fields at Midley.