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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 July

Two second-summer Mediterranean Gulls flew west and two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats. A total of 300 Swifts passed through.
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   10th July 2016

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus   Dungeness   10th July 2016
A Hummingbird Hawk-moth also arrived and trapping in the moat produced the smart-looking micro-moth Eidophasia messingiella.
Eidophasia messingiella   Dungeness   10th July 2016