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Corona Virus Update

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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8th May

A calm, warm day produced a few raptors including a Red Kite, a Marsh Harrier, 13 Buzzards and a Merlin but very little yet again in the way of grounded migrants. Seawatching was very slow in terms of numbers but a Greenshank was heard and a party of five Pomarine Skuas was seen in the morning.

Eight Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The first Brown Argus butterfly of the year was seen.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis   Dungeness   8th May 2020