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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.

20th Sept

The Rose-coloured Starling was still present and spent most of the day between the Observatory and the Old Lighthouse. It was otherwise a fairly quiet day with just a few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, two Whinchats and a Redstart in the bushes although a Cetti's Warbler was an unexpected catch. A trickle of birds overhead included 200 House Martins, a Grey Wagtail, a Tree Pipit and 35 Reed Buntings.

The sea was very quiet. 

Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti   Dungeness  20th September 2016



Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus    Dungeness   20th Septemner 2016 
At least eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping produced two Vestals, a Dusky Thorn and the pyralid Palpita vitrealis and another example of the scarce Western Conifer Seed-bug.
Western Conifer Seed-bug Leptoglossos occidentalis  Dungeness   20th September 2016