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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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The Trustees.

10th May

A damp, dreary morning failed to produce much in the way of grounded migrants but as the weather cleared there was a decent movement of birds offshore.
Seawatching for 8.5 hours produced a drake Garganey, four Red-breasted Mergansers, 50 Grey Plovers, 144 Sanderlings, three Whimbrel, a Redshank, a Pomarine Skua, four Arctic Skuas, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Little Terns, 34 Black Terns and an excellent 4400 Common Terns whilst the scarcest birds of the day were a party of three Spoonbills which flew west.

Six Porpoises were seen offshore and two Brown Hares were seen at the north end of the Desert.

Seven Grizzled Skippers, a Holly Blue and three Red Admirals were the best of the butterflies.

Moth trapping produced three Silver Y's and an uncommon micro for us, the Yarrow feeding Dichrorampha acuminitana.
Dichrorampha acuminitana    Dungeness   10th May 2016