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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 Apr

Highlights on the land were a wing-tagged Red Kite, a Coal Tit, a singing Grasshopper Warbler and a Redstart whilst seawatching produced just a Black-throated Diver, 37 Bar-tailed Godwits, nine Mediterranean Gulls, a Great Skua and two Arctic Skuas of any note.

There was a minimum of 52 Porpoises feeding offshore along with two Grey Seals.

Among a few insects seen were our first Geotomus petiti shieldbug of the year and singles of Brimstone and Grizzled Skipper butterflies.

Geotomus petiti   Dungeness   15th April 2022