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Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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2nd July

A little bit of variety today with a Red Kite flying over the Observatory at 0930hrs and then heading off west and a Little Egret and a Common Sandpiper at the Long Pits. Two Sand Martins and 350 Swifts also passed overhead. A trickle of birds passing offshore included 29 Mediterranean Gulls and 108 Sandwich Terns. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was feeding on the beach by the fishing boats.

Gannet Morus bassana   Dungeness    2nd July 2017
This bird also came in to inspect the offerings at the fishing boats.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   2nd July 2017

Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

The moth traps were very good again this morning with over 100 species trapped and including a Sub-angled Wave (only our 3rd record) and the pyralids, Palpita vitrealis (10th Observatory record  the first to be caught before 11th September. Two Sitochroa palealis were also trapped and two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were seen at the Long Pits.