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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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20th May

Very quiet on the land but some dedicated seawatching for eight hours eventually produced a drake Scaup, 202 Common Scoters, 36 Manx Shearwaters, 601 Gannets, three Whimbrel, a Mediterranean Gull, five Great Skuas and four Arctic Skuas.

It was nice to see a few recently fledged House Sparrows in the garden.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus   Dungeness   19th May 2021

A Grey Seal and 14 Porpoises were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen near the Sanctuary.