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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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22nd Feb

A 2.25hr seawatch this morning produced 259 Gannets, 212 Kittiwakes and 229 Razorbills of note. Large numbers of gulls were feeding on the shellfish washing up on the beach and included a second-winter Iceland Gull and two Mediterranean Gulls. A Kingfisher and two Chiffchaffs were seen at the Long Pits.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   second-winter   Dungeness   22nd February 2022

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.