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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

22nd July

At least 600 Sand Martins were seen during the day and including a nice gathering at the Point in the early evening. Nine Yellow Wagtails also passed through and six Willow Warblers were seen in the bushes.
Three Mediterranean Gulls offshore were the best on offer on what continues to be a very empty sea.

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore again and four Brown Hares were seen around the Point.

Ten Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen  at the southern end of the Long Pits.




Sand Martin Riparia riparia   Dungeness   22nd July 2020
Part of a large gathering of birds at the Point this afternoon.