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We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome.
We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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A few bits and pieces around bit nothing of any great note or in numbers. The best on the land were a Buzzard, two Greenshanks, a Merlin, 69 Jackdaws, four Sand Martins, 20 Wheatears, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin. Seawatching produced just a Black-throated Diver, 81 Bar-tailed Godwits, 16 Mediterranean Gulls, two Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua of note. A second-winter Yellow-legged Gull was among the gulls at the Patch.
Siskin Carduelis spinus Dungeness 24th April 2020
Ten Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore. The first dragonfly of the year, a Hairy Dragonfly, was seen in the Moat.