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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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9th Apr

Another quiet day with misty conditions and a freshening NE wind. The morning seawatch produced just five Greylag Geese, seven Shelducks, a Mediterranean Gull and 173 Sandwich Terns of interest. Not a great deal on the land either with three Siskins and a Corn Bunting being about the best on offer.
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe   Dungeness   9th April 2020
Six Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A couple more images of more of the plants in flower at the moment.
Primrose Primula vulgaris   Dungeness   9th April 2020
The only remotely wild Primroses in the area.
Common StorksbilErodium cicutarium   Dungeness   9th April 2020