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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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20th July

Today was very quiet on the bird front in the strong SW wind, highlights included; 50 Common Scoter feeding close inshore by the Patch, two Arctic Skua and a Razorbill east.
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra   Dungeness   20th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The Obs Moth Trap was quite busy with Double Kidney and seven Langmaid's Yellow Underwing. Some very good migrant moths were caught elsewhere in the Dungeness recording area; Pale Shoulder, Tamarisk Peacock, 2 Speckled Footman and Metalampra italica.
Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Lydd   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Tamarisk Peacock Chiasmia aestimaria   Greatstone-on-Sea   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory) 

Speckled Footman Coscinia cribraria   Dungeness   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)

Metalampra italica   New Romney   19th July 2017 (Lee Gregory)