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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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17th Jan

Two Jack Snipe at the Long Pits were the highlight of the day and a Black Redstart and a Grey Wagtail were seen at the power station. At sea, 56 Wigeon and 1,495 auk species flew east but the most spectacular sight was a massive feeding frenzy of Cormorants close inshore with at least 8,000 birds being involved.

Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo   Dungeness   17th January 2022
Just a small part of themasses of birds feeding close inshore this morning.