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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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3rd Sep

Not a great deal to be seen on the land but 15 Chiffchaffs and two Grey Wagtails were of interest. 
Eight hours of seawatching produced a Little Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, 1046 Sandwich Terns, four Little Terns, 17 Black Terns and four Arctic Skuas.

Black Tern Chlidonias niger   Dungeness   3rd September 2019
At least eight Porpoises, two Grey Seals and a Common Seal were feeding offshore.

A fairly quiet night for moths as well but there was one very nice surprise in the traps with our first record of Portland Ribbon Wave.
Portland Ribbon Wave Idaea degeneraria   Dungeness   2nd September 2019