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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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5th April

After a fairly slow start birds seemed to arrive throughout the morning with decent finals total including ten Firecrests, 20 Goldcrests, 70 Willow Warblers, 40 Chiffchaffs, four Blackcaps and four Redstarts. A Serin was heard as it flew over the Observatory and raptors were much in evidence with a Red Kite, four Buzzards and at least one non-resident Peregrine Falcon in the area. A Yellow Wagtail and two Sand Martins were also new for the year and a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two 'Continental' Coal Tits were seen briefly in the Old Lighthouse garden.

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus   Dungeness    5th April 2016

The sea was very disappointing with just two Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and 106 Sandwich Terns of interest..

Moth trapping provided 15 individuals of five species including this Twin-spotted Quaker. Although generally widespread and common we do not catch this speecies very often.
Twin-spotted Quaker   Orthosia munda    Dungeness    5th April 2016