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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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10th June

Very quiet for birds in the Observatory area.

Elsewhere, a Night Heron was seen going into a daytime roost at the Oppen Pits on the RSPB Reserve.

The flowers are excellent at the moment and creating a very colourful scene. Bird's-foot Trefoil is particularly good and creating great swathes of colour whilst more subtle plants include a few more Grass Vetchlings appearing and the finding of a plant of the rare Yellow Vetch at a new location within the recording area.



The desert in bloom and the Long Pit "meadows".
Grass Vetchling Lathyrus nissolia   Dungeness   10th June 2016

Yellow Vetch  Vicia lutea   Dungeness   10th June 2016 

Butterflies were seen in quite good numbers today with at least 70 Common Blues and three Brown Argus. Moth trapping has not been very productive but the caterpillar of a Puss Moth was found in the moat 
Puss Moth Cerura vinula   larva   Dungeness   10th June 2016


A dead young Stoat was found in the trapping area and two Porpoises were feeding offshore.