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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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The Trustees.

2nd Sep

It is something of an indictment of the times when the bird of the day was probably a Turtle Dove seen in the trapping area this morning. Other birds seen on the land of interest included a Buzzard, three Swifts, two Pied Flycatchers, two Whinchats, two Tree Sparrows, a Grey Wagtail and three Tree Pipits.
There was a westerly trickle of birds at sea including 16 Bar-tailed Godwits, two Little Gulls, eight Mediterranean Gulls, 750 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, an excellent total of 26 Black Terns and six Arctic Skuas.

A Brown Hare was seen in the area. 

There were not many moths in the traps again but they did include the first Vestal of the year and another Scarce Bordered Straw
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria   Dungeness   2nd September 2019