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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.

14th Feb

Although the wind eventually veered into the south it was still tough going in the cold and windy conditions. A one hour seawatch this morning saw 45 Brent Geese and a few Red-throated Divers, Gannets and auks move east. There were thousands of birds at the Patch again with the regular Iceland Gull along with five Mediterranean Gulls, six (five first-winters and a third-winter) Caspian Gulls and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   14th February 2021