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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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3rd Mar

The juvenile Iceland Gull and three Caspian Gulls were seen at the fishing boats again but there was no sign of any real movement offshore. Movement on the land was limited to a few Jackdaws, Stonechats and Reed Buntings. A pair of Canada Geese came onto the Long Pits and a Marsh Harrier was also hunting there.
Canada Goose Branta canadensis   Dungeness   3rd March 2020
A species which rarely features here but they are surprisingly scarce in the Observatory recording area.



Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus    Dungeness   3rd March 2020
The local birds appear to be pairing up. 
A Porpoise was seen offshore and a Brown Hare was seen alongside the road this evening.

The first butterfly of the year was seen - a Small Tortoiseshell in the Moat.