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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 Dec

Most of the morning was spent seawatching where the highlights included 12 Shelduck, five Shoveler, 31 Wigeon, a Pintail, 15 Teal, 729 Red-throated Divers, 250 Gannets, 5,000 Cormorants, two Mediterranean Gulls, a Sandwich Tern and 2800 auks (mainly Guillemots).

Two Grey Seals were also seen.

Elsewhere, a mixed flock of geese at Dengemarsh included a Pink-footed Goose, five Tundra Bean Geese and 23 White-fronted Geese. Three Cattle Egrets were seen at Cockles Bridge and Short-eared Owls were seen at Scotney and on the Lydd Ranges.