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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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2nd Mar

A bit of movement included 270 Brent Geese, 47 Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and 20 Sandwich Terns. There was also a bit of interest on the land with a Jack Snipe of note along with three Red-legged Partridges, a Marsh Harrier, a Woodcock, a Merlin, four Chiffchaffs (at the Long Pits), two Firecrests and two Siskins.

Three Porpoises and a Common Seal were feeding offshore and a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert.

Also of interest, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar found in a garden on the estate last October promptly pupated when put in a pot of compost. It has been kept in the common room since then and today it emerged as a superb moth.

Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrion convolvuli   ex larva   Dungeness   2nd March 2019