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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 June

The highlights of the day were two Honey Buzzards, one of which even came down in the Trapping Area for a time, before both eventually left in a northerly direction. A Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch

Another significant find was the sighting of a pair of Great Black-backed Gulls with recently hatched young in the 'B' Station complex. A new breeding species for the Observatory Recording Area.

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus   bird 1   Dungeness   15th June 2022

Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus   bird 2   Dungeness   15th June 2022

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus   chicks and adults   Dungeness   15th June 2022
The first proven breeding within the Observatory recording area.

A Porpoise was feeding offshore this morning and a  Badger was feeding in the Observatory garden this evening.