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Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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19th Sept

An excellent day with a decent fall of migrants and a few birds passing overhead and the highlight in the form of a first-winter Rose-coloured Starling which was found around mid-day near Lloyds Cottage. It remained in the same area for much of the day but eventually flew off strongly at 1815hrs in the company of a few Starlings. Grounded migrants were dominated by Chiffchaffs with a bare minimum of 300 birds along with just two Willow Warblers, a Redstart, three Spotted Flycatchers whilst overhead passage included 200 House Martins, seven Grey Wagtails, nine Tree Pipits and 200 Meadow Pipits.
The occasional report from the sea was that it was very quiet.

Moth-trapping produced two Vestals, an L-album Wainscot and 117 Rush Veneer.

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus    Dungeness   19th September 2016
This is the third Observatory record of this eastern Starling.