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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.

25th June

Nothing to report on the bird front but more thunderstorms in the early hours brought a small arrival of migrant moths. Unfortunately the storms also resulted in power cuts which obviously affected the catch but there was one notable highlight in the form of the 4th British record of the superb pyrale Chrysocrambus linetella.
Other bits in the traps included four Dioryctria abietella and our 3rd record of Red-necked Footman
Elsewhere, a Ringed Border was caught at Littlestone - the third area record of this very recent colonist.
Chrysocrambus linetella   Dungeness   25th June 2019

Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis   Dungeness   25th June 2019


Ringed Border Stegania cararia   Littlestone   25th June  2019
Six Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.