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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.

5th Feb

A couple of seawatching sessions produced 94 Brent Geese up-channel, 612 Red-throated Divers, ten Mediterranean Gulls and 1777 auks while the Iceland Gull and two Caspian Gulls were still at the Patch. A Mistle Thrush at West Beach was the first of the year and the smart male Black Redstart and the Grey Wagtail were feeding around the Sewage Treatment Unit again. A Chiffchaff was singing in the Trapping Area.


Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   5th February 2021

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus   Dungeness   5th February 2021

The first butterfly of the year, a Peacock, was seen in the Trapping Area.