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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

3rd June

Not much to report on the bird front this morning. A Reed Warbler was singing in the moat and a Garden Warbler was singing in the trapping area. A Yellow Wagtail flew over.

At least 28 Porpoises ere feeding offshore.

The highlight of the day was a Lesser Emperor caught in the Heligoland Trap at the Observatory although a male Broad-bodied Chaser at the Long Pits was remarkably only the 3rd Observatory record.


Lesser Emperor Anax pathernope    Dungeness   3rd June 2018