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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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Heavy, damp cloud this morning produced a male Blue-headed Wagtail. four Yellow Wagtails, a Tree Pipit and a Crossbill. Very quiet offshore with just a 3cy Yellow-legged Gull at the Patch of interest and a Manx Shearwater and three Mediterranean Gulls passed through. Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert. A Clay Triple-lines was trapped overnight.
Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia Dungeness 10th May 2020
The third Black Kite of the spring for the area was seen on the RSPB Reserve and was just about visible from the Observatory.