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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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15th Mar

A calm, sunny day with a handful of birds on the land but very quiet offshore. Of note on the land were a Woodcock, a Merlin, two Firecrests, four Black Redstarts, five Wheatears and three Bramblings. The best of the seawatch were just 19 Pintail, four Velvet Scoters and three Red-breasted Mergansers and the Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again.

Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe   Dungeness   15th March 2022

Porpoises showed well in the flat sea with at least 12 seen.