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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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26th Aug

A surprisingly good morning on the land with a limited trapping effort producing six Garden Warblers and 127 Sand Martins, 17 Yellow Wagtails and two Tree Pipits overhead followed by a young Red-backed Shrike found and quickly caught in the Heligoland Trap.
Seawatching was also good with seven hours of recording resulting in three Balearic Shearwaters, the first Red-throated Diver of the autumn, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Great Skua, nine Arctic Skuas, 116 Kittiwakes, 1250 Sandwich Terns, 632 Common Terns and an excellent total of 70 Black Terns.



Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio   Dungeness    26th August 2018
Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Despite a fairly a cold and breezy night the moth trap was also surprisingly good with our third-ever Beautiful Marbled being the obvious highlight.
Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   26th August 2018
Elsewhere, the American Black Tern continues its stay on the RSPB Reserve.