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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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The Trustees.

6th Apr

The morning was forecast to be overcast but this never materialised and neither did the migrants with just a handful each of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers and six Blackcaps although the latter even this early seems likely to include some of our breeding birds. There was a steady trickle of Goldfinches passing overhead along with two Swallows and a Siskin
Very little to report from the sea other than a Common Tern feeding at the Patch.

Four Porpoises were feeding offshore.

A Holly Blue was a new butterfly for the year and three Light Orange Underwing moths were seen at the Long Pits.

Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus   Dungeness   6th April 2017