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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 May

The gale continued through most of the night but subsided after dawn. Seawatching was again the best option but even here it was fairly slow going with six hours of observations yielding just 136 Common Scoters, 45 Fulmars, eight Manx Shearwaters, 656 Gannets and a single Arctic Skua of note. 

The sea also produced two Porpoises and two Grey Seal but the Observatory garden was the place for observing mammals. In the afternoon one of the local foxes came unannounced into the kitchen and then sat around posing in the back garden for while and then a Badger came into the garden after dark.

Fox Vulpes vulpes   Dungeness   22nd June 2021 

Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   22nd June 2021