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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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1st Mar

A Wood Lark and six Chiffchaffs were noteworthy on the land along with two Long-tailed Tits in the trapping area.
Gulls remain the main interest offshore with at least 10000 birds feeding along the surf line. The juvenile Iceland and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were notable as well as eight Mediterranean Gulls, seven Caspian Gulls (all first-winters) and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   juvenile   Dungeness    1st March 2020

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness    1st March 2020
A Porpoise and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.