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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

17th July

There were signs of a bit of a migration today with Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank and a Yellow Wagtail flying over the Observatory whilst working through the moth traps and 87 Sand Martins passing through during the day.
The Patch remains almost non-existent but still had a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and three juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls around it.

The moth traps were quite productive with highlights including Star-wort and Plumed fan-foot (second this year and sixth record in total) and the pyralid Anania verbascalis.
Plumed Fan-foot Pechipogo plumigeralis   Dungeness   17th July 2017
Two Clouded Yellows and 22 Brown Argus were of note among the butterflies and a female Red-veined Darter was seen along the front of the power station.

Two Red-eared Terrapins were seen at the Long Pits..