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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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27th Feb

With a strong SE breeze this morning there was an increase in up-channel movement with 627 Brent Geese, 17 Shelduck, 29 Teal, seven Shovelers, 247 Red-throated Divers, 20 Fulmars, 1404 Gannets, 123 Kittiwakes and three Mediterranean Gulls. In the afternoon, the Iceland Gull reappeared at the Fishing Boats along with a first-winter Caspian Gull and a Sandwich Tern was also the first of the spring.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides   Dungeness   27th February 2022

A Porpoise was feeding offshore.