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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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16th March

A day of thick fog which tried to clear several times but failed. It did clear for a while at the Long Pits enough to bring a few Insects out but on the bird front very little of note was seen except six Chiffchaff and one of the Iceland Gulls on the beach opposite the Patch late on.

At the Long Pits good numbers of bumblebees were attracted to Sallow blossom mostly Buff-tailed and one White-tailed. Butterflies recorded were the first Red Admiral of the year and six Small Tortoiseshell. The overnight moth trap caught ten Hebrew Character, three Clouded Drab, Common Quaker and two Agonopterix scopariella.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris   Dungeness   16th March 2017   (Lee Gregory)


White-tailed Bumblebee Bombus leucorum   Dungeness   16th March 2017   (Lee Gregory)


Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta   Dungeness   15th March 2016   (Lee Gregory)

Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi   Dungeness   15th March 2016   (Lee Gregory)


Agonopterix scopariella   Dungeness   15th March 2016   (Lee Gregory)
Highlights from the RSPB Reserve were the drake Ring-necked Duck, three Smew, two GoosanderYellow-legged Gull and Long-eared Owl.