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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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27th June

A significant arrival of juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls at the Patch this morning with at least 16 birds present. Six Mediterranean Gulls also present and nine Eider and 98 Common Scoters flew past.

Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis   juveniles   Dungeness   27th June 2017
Herring Gull  Larus argentatus  nestlings   Dungeness   27th June 2017

Yellow-legged and Herring Gull youngsters are quite easy to separate at the moment! Yellow-legged Gulls nest several weeks earlier than Herring Gulls and the young are already fledging and departing the colonies. Herring Gulls are still fluffy. 
A Grey Seal and a Porpoise were feeding offshore.

An Oak Nycteoline was an unusual capture in the moth trap.