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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

6th June

Yesterdays Fieldfare was still present in the trapping area this morning and managed to find its way into one of the nets. A Grey Wagtail flew over but there was very little else to report.

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris   Dungeness   6th June 2016
A bat-catching session at the Long Pits last night produced two Nathusius's Pipistrelles whilst a Grey Seal, a Stoat and a Brown Hare were seen during the day.

The warm weather encouraged some dragonflies to appear with another Variable Damselfly, 130 Four-spotted Chasers and the first three Black-tailed Skimmers Orthetrum cancellatum of the year of note.

A few Painted Ladies were seen and Diamond-back Moths remain abundant during the day.

A couple of Red-eared Terrapins were seen basking at the Long Pits again.