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At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

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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10th July

Another foggy morning which turned to steady light rain into the afternoon and saw 145 Swifts and five Sand Martins heading out to sea. A short seawatch this evening provided a single Mediterranean Gull.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore and two Badgers came into the Observatory garden a few minutes after midnight.

Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   10th July 2021

The moth trap showed a distinct improvement with four Sussex Emeralds being about the best on offer.