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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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30th May

Another very quiet day on the bird front. The first-summer Iceland Gull was seen at the Patch again but very little else was noted.

Three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The highlight of the day though was this superb Purple Cloud Actinotia polyodon caught overnight at the Long Pits by Robert Arnfield and left at the Observatory for viewing. A very rare migrant moth to the British Isles with about 30 previous records.
Purple Cloud Actinotia polyodon   Dungeness   30th May 2017l