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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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The Trustees.

30th Sep

The month ended with another excellent early morning passage of birds overhead. Thousands of Swallows and House Martins dominated proceedings in terms of numbers but other notable bits and pieces included the first Wood Lark of the autumn, 33 Tree Sparrows, two Yellow Wagtails, nine Grey Wagtails, eight Redpolls, 15 Siskins and 50 Reed Buntings. Grounded migrants were relatively scarce but six Firecrests, 40 Chiffchaffs and three Blackcaps.

The sea was very quiet with just the semi-resident Arctic Skuas offshore. A first-summer Caspian Gull and a first-summer Mediterranean Gull came to the offerings at the fishing boats in the afternoon.

A Brown Hare was seen.

A Plumed Fanfoot and five Delicates were the highlights of the nights moth trapping.
Plumed Fanfoot Pechipogo plumigeralis   Dungeness   30th September 2017