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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.

21st June

Not much to report from land on the hottest ever June day on record. The sea fared better with three Manx Shearwater, five Common Scoter, four Mediterranean Gulls, nine Kittiwakes and Guillemot.


Grey Seal and two Harbour Porpoise were feeding offshore.

Unfortunately the two Obs Moth Traps were quite exposed to the wind last night so a quite low catch although L-album Wainscot and Herald were nice. Splendid Brocade and Langmaid's Yellow Underwing were trapped on the RSPB Reserve.


A Honey Buzzard was seen over Denge Marsh early afternoon.


The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix    Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)

L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album   Dungeness   20th June 2016  (Lee Gregory)
Splendid Brocade Lacanobia splendens   Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina   Dungeness   20th June 2016 (Lee Gregory)