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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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14th Mar

A fine morning saw a small arrival of birds on the land with the highlights being 11 Black Redstarts along with a Merlin, nine Chiffchaffs, three Firecrests, 62 Redwings, two Bramblings and two Siskins of note. It was very quiet offshore with just an Eider and 15 Mediterranean Gulls passing through and a brief reappearance of the Iceland Gull.

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus   Dungeness   14th March 2022
One of two fine males ringed today.
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

One of the more unusual finds today was that of a full grown Mediterranean Stick-insect sunning itself on the wall of the Bird Observatory.
Mediterranean Stick-insect   Bacillus rossius   Dungeness   14th March 2022