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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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26th Oct

A very light westerly breeze with the odd fine drizzle shower late morning.
The nets were quite busy today with 118 birds caught of 15 species including; 43 Goldcrest, 41 Lesser Redpoll including a controlled bird, nine Chiffchaff, four female Bullfinch, Firecrest and a Whitethroat
Seabirds were still moving despite the light winds; 345 Brent Geese, three Eider, 1105 Gannet, two Manx Shearwater, 34 Mediterranean Gull, 426 Kittiwake, five Great and four Arctic Skua.
On/over land highlights included; Great Northern Diver which flew between the lighthouses! 104 Woodpigeon, a late adult Hobby, Firecrest, two Woodlark south, 30 Chiffchaff, a late Whitethroat, two Dartford Warbler, 17400 Starling, three Ring Ouzel, six Fieldfare, nine Redwing, two Black Redstart, 215 Chaffinch, five Bullfinch, 138 Lesser Redpoll, 192 Goldfinch, 110 Siskin and a Yellowhammer

The Moth Trap produced some nice migrants including a Red-headed Chestnut which is the first for the Obs and 6th area record, a Cosmopolitan which is far from annual plus Dark Swordgrass, two Vestal and three Udea ferrugalis. Nearby at Greatstone on Sea a Spoladea recurvalis was caught which is only the 4th area record of this smart micro moth. 

On the RSPB Reserve 3 Mandarin, Cattle Egret, Yellow-browed and Dartford Warbler were seen.
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula   Dungeness   26th October 2017 (Martin Casemore)

Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata   Dungeness   26th October (Martin Casemore)
Red-headed Chestnut Conistra erythrocephala   Dungeness 25th October 2017 (Lee Gregory)
Cosmopolitan Leucania loreyi   Dungeness   25th October 2017 (Lee Gregory)
Spoladea recurvalis    Greatstone on Sea   25th October 2017 (Lee Gregory)