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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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25th June

One of the hottest days of the year so far and very quiet for birds except for the first Turtle Dove of the year at the Long Pits, at least eight Mediterranean Gulls "anting" over the area and 120 Swifts passing through.

At least 12 Porpoises and single of Common Seal and Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The first Sussex Emerald moth of the season was trapped and there were lots of Small Skippers on the wing again. Numbers of Marbled Whites are starting to build up and the first Gatekeeper of the summer was seen. Of note among the dragonflies were two Common Emeralds at the top of the Long Pits - never a common species here.
Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis   Dungeness   26th June 2018


Common Emerald Lestes sponsa   females   Dungeness   25th June 2018