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Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request 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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28th July

A breezy and rather overcast day produced a good movement of Willow Warblers with at least 12 recorded in various parts of the Point and three trapped in the Heligoland Trap. A single Whimbrel and a Green Sandpiper flew over the Observatory and several groups of Swifts seemingly came in with weather fronts.
A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus from the Heligoland Trap.
Dungeness 28th July 2019. (Jacques Turner-Moss)
A sea watch this afternoon produced a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and Mediterranean Gull hanging around the fishing boats. Nine Little Terns, a Fulmar and a Kittiwake moved west.

At least ten Porpoise, Two Common Seals and a single bull Grey Seal were also recorded from the fishing boats.

Another Pale Shoulder was taken off the cover of the trap last night, making it the 11th area record.
The three Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida recorded within the Dungeness Area.
28th July 2019 (Jacques Turner-Moss)