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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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31st July


There was a small overhead passage of waders this morning with singles of Little Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Wood Sandpiper and Redshank of note but it was very quiet in the bushes with just 14 Willow Warblers scattered across the Point of interest. Two juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were on the beach.

The only unusual moth trapped overnight was this Double Kidney
Double Kidney Igimorpha retusa   Dungeness   31st July 2016

With the warm and calm weather there were plenty of dragonflies on the wing. The highlight was a short-staying Lesser Emperor at the northern Long Pit whilst seven Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen including these two egg-laying pairs.

Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum   31st July 2016  
Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.