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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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25th Apr

A return to a brisk and cold NE wind but with cloud for a time. The morning seawatch was fairly slow but it picked up in the late afternoon/evening with six Pomarine Skuas of note while other day totals included two Gadwall, six Red-breasted Mergansers, a Manx Shearwater, four Mediterranean Gulls, 12 Great Skuas and ten Arctic Skuas. Two Yellow-legged Gulls were on the beach at the Patch. Very quiet on the land with just a few "Greenland" Wheatears of interest.


"Greenland" Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe ssp leucorhoa   Dungeness   25th April 2020
Five Porpoises and a Common Seal were seen offshore.

The micro-moth Adela reaumurella are starting to appear in good numbers among the Sallows in the trapping area and good numbers of Small Coppers are on the wing.
Adela reaumurella   Dungeness   25th April 2020

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas   Dungeness   25th April 2020
A very lightly marked individual perhaps referable to the named variation oblitera