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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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29th July

A quiet day on the land although 950 Sand Martins and four Yellow Wagtail flew through and three Green Sandpipers and a juvenile Cuckoo seen at the Long Pits.. A check of the gulls feeding at the Fishing Boats proved worthwhile with a colour-ringed juvenile Caspian Gull appearing among them along with two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls and ten Mediterranean Gulls.

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile   Dungeness   29th July 2022

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

A male Lesser Emperor was seen on the Northern Long Pit.