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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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6th Oct

There was a huge movement of Song Thrushes and Redwings during the night and this continued through the morning when at least 1000 of the former and 200 of the latter were seen along with a superb total of 30 Ring Ouzels. Other interesting bits included 50 Skylarks, 300 House Martins, a few Chiffchaffs, two Firecrests, a Wheatear, a Tree Pipit, 100 Chaffinch, two Siskins and ten Reed Buntings

The moths traps were very productive with our first-ever record of the rare migrant Radford's Flame Shoulder along with the pyralid Palpita vitrealis, another Beaded Chestnut and five Delicates.


Radford's  Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster    Dungeness   6th October 2019