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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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Seawatching throughout most of the day eventually produced an excellent total of 12 Balearic Shearwaters and two Sooty Shearwaters and a Manx Shearwater of note along with two Little Terns, a Black Tern, five Arctic Skuas and two Great Skuas. Very quiet on the land although two Cetti's Warbler were caught and ringed.
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti Dungeness 19th August 2020
Six Porpoises, a Grey Seal and a Common Seal were seen offshore this afternoon..