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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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28th August

It was a very quiet start to the day but a short spell of rain in mid-morning suddenly dropped in a few migrants with a Cuckoo, 30 Willow Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, 12 Pied Flycatchers, three Spotted Flycatchers, three Whinchats, a Redstart, two Tree Pipits and 35 Yellow Wagtails of note. A Buzzard and ten Greenshank, two Swifts and 500 Swallows flew over during the morning.
There was very little movement offshore but good numbers of Gannets and Sandwich Terns were feeding and four Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua were associating with them.

Ten Porpoise and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Another Hoary Footman was an unexpected catch in the moth traps.
Hoary Footman Eilema caniola   Dungeness   28th August 2019
The first Western Conifer Seed Bug of the year was attracted to the moth traps.
Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis   Dungeness   28th August 2019