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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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24th July

A Wood Warbler was found in the trapping area this morning along with a couple of young Willow Warblers. A Marsh Harrier, just six Sand Martins and two Yellow Wagtails flew over. Eighteen Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was seen at the fishing boats in the evening.
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis   juvenile   Dungeness   24th July 2018
Seven Porpoises and four Grey Seals were feeding offshore in the evening.

The highlight of the overnight moth trapping was the very rare micro-moth Bisigna procerella but a Buff Arches, a Chocolate-tip and a Starwort were also noteworthy. An unusually marked Garden Tiger was also trapped.
Bisigna procerella   Dungeness   24th July 2018
A very rare moth seemingly restricted to a few sightings in Kent

Garden Tiger Arctia caja    Dungeness   24th July 2018
An unusually pale individual.