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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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8th Sept

Another quiet day for common migrants with just singles of Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher of note in the bushes but some good visible migration with two notable birds in the form of Montagu's Harrier and Honey Buzzard. Good numbers of Swallows also passed through along with a Hobby, 75 Yellow Wagtails, nine Grey Wagtails and a Tree Pipit.
Offshore, seven Arctic Skuas flew east whilst a Pintail and three Wigeon passing west were new for the autumn along with 13 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Mediterranean Gull and a Black Tern.
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hyopleuca   Dungeness   8th September 2016

Two Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets were found but they seem to be getting harder to locate now.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a Gem and 50 Silver Y's were the highlights of a busy moth trap.