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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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23rd Apr

Another day of strong NE winds and most of the observations coming from seawatching. Highlights included a Velvet Scoter, a Manx Shearwater, a Great Northern Diver on the sea, a party of six Avocets, 21 Grey Plover, 72 Whimbrel, 2507 Bar-tailed Godwits, six Knot, 32 Sanderling, 77 Little Gulls, 750 Common Terns, seven Little Terns, a Black Tern, seven Great Skuas and 24 Arctic Skuas.

Avocets Recurvirostra avosetta   Dungeness   23rd April 2022

Fifteen Porpoises were showing well offshore as well as three Grey Seals.

Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   23rd April 2022