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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. 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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8th Apr

A Red Kite flew south over the Observatory this morning and the first Whitethroat of the year was seen but it was otherwise very quiet on the land. Four Mediterranean Gulls, 55 Sandwich Terns and a Great Skua flew east offshore.

The calm conditions made for an excellent count of 31 Porpoises feeding offshore.

The non-avian highlight was the finding of the nationally very rare beetle Hister quadrimaculatus. Many of the earlier British records were also from Dungeness and it remains the stronghold for this species.although more records/sites have come to light in recent years.
Hister quadrimaculatus    Dungeness   8th April 2020