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Corona Virus Update

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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18th Apr

The highlight of the day was another White-tailed Eagle which flew over the northern end of the recording area this afternoon. It turns out that this was another bird from the Isle of Wight project, G461, and is quite a wanderer. Today it was tracked from Rye along the coast before cutting across the Point, continuing northward up to New Romney and heading inland in a NW direction.

Seawatching continued in a similar vein to recent days with prolonged coverage eventually producing 112 Brent Geese, eight Shelduck, 371 Gannets, 18 Curlew, 56 Whimbrel, 190 Bar-tailed Godwits, 28 Mediterranean Gulls, 264 Sandwich Terns, 188 "Commic" Terns, two Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas. The Iceland Gull also remains.

Other than the above eagle it was very quiet on the land with just a Buzzard, four Whitethroats, seven Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail of any note.

Eight Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was at the Old Lighthouse Garden.