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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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12th Apr

Another day of bits and pieces but nothing in any numbers. The highlights on the land were two Crossbills in the trapping area, our first Ring Ouzel of the spring and a Buzzard hunting in the Desert. An Avocet was roosting on the beach at the Patch along with a second year Caspian Gull and a third year Yellow-legged Gull. A Little Ringed Plover was also seen at the fishing boats and a Black-throated Diver flew east.






Crossbills Loxia curvirostra   Dungeness   12th April 2020

Eight Porpoises were feeding offshore and two Brown Hares were seen on the land.

Only six moths were trapped overnight but they did include what was only our fifth Red Chestnut
Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa   Dungeness   12th April 2020
Further searches for shieldbugs produced another Geotomus species (presumed) petiti and the scarce beetle Opatura sabulosa in the moat.  Speckled Woods are starting to appear.

Geotomus species (petiti)   Dungeness   12th April 2020

Opatura sabulosum   Dungeness   12th April 2020
Speckled Wood  Parage aegeria   Dungeness   12th April 2020