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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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24th Jan

The highlight of a wintry day was a massive arrival of auks offshore along with large numbers of Gannets and gulls feeding close inshore. There were an estimated 30,000 auks present with about one in three being Razorbills. In addition there were at least four Caspian Gulls, two Yellow-legged Gulls and five Mediterranean Gulls and the regular second-year Iceland Gull. A Velvet Scoter flew west. 

Razorbills and Guillemots   Dungeness   24th January 2021

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   first-winter   Dungeness   24th January 2021

Massed feeding frenzy close inshore at the fishing boats