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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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22nd Apr

The cold and strong NE winds and clear conditions continue. Migrants on the land were few and far between but did include a superb male Pied Flycatcher at the north end of the Long Pits. Another early Swift also arrived. Seawatching produced two Black-throated Divers, nine Fulmars, 374 Gannets, forty Whimbrel, 552 Bar-tailed Godwits, five Sanderling, 72 Kittiwakes, five Little Gulls, four Mediterranean Gulls, 102 Sandwich Terns, 320 Common/ic Terns, a Great Skua and five Arctic Skuas.

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   male   Dungeness   22nd April 2021

Six Porpoise and singles of Grey and Common Seal were feeding offshore.

Another Mottled Shieldbug was found in a private garden.