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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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4th May

A calm, cloudy morning produced a handful of migrants including a Turtle Dove, 13 Swifts, ten House Martins and a Spotted Flycatcher but these were upstaged in mid-morning by a flighty Bee-eater which then spent 30 minutes or so in the area before heading off NW. Seawatching was slow with just 16 Sanderlings and two Arctic Skuas of note. In the evening 300 Common Terns, three Arctic Terns and a Black Tern were feeding at the Patch.

Bee-eater Merops apiaster   Dungeness   4th May 2020
A Brown Hare was seen.

Butterflies seen included three Grizzled Skippers and six Geotomus shieldbugs were found in the moat.