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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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7th Aug

A quiet day on the land until the late afternoon when a large flock of Sand Martins descended on the Point. Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns and Kittiwake conitinue to pass westwards offshore.




Sand Martins Riparia riparia   Dungeness   7th August 2017

Eight Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Three adult Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were found in the evening but Tree Cricket activity was surprisingly subdued with just a couple of individuals heard singing.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness    7th August 2017
Three Hummingbird Hawkmoths were feeding around the Red Valerian in the moat and a Scarce Bordered Straw was caught in the moth trap.