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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.

26th July

The very hot weather continues. Migrants were pretty sparse on the land with just a Garden Warbler of note and overhead passage involved a Buzzard, a Redshank, 12 Sand Martins and four Yellow Wagtails. 
In the evening there was a large gathering of gulls and terns feeding offshore and with at least 320 Mediterranean Gulls in their midst.

The best of the overnight moth-trapping was a Scarce Chocolate-tip (only the sixth Observatory record) and two Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end of the Long Pits.
Scarce Chocolate-tip Chlostera anachoreta   Dungeness   26th July 2018