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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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7th June

Another day with very little to report on the bird front. A Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch.

Without doubt the highlight of the day was a moth - this superb Pale Shoulder. Unusually it was not attracted to the moth trap but was seen flying over the rough ground in front of the Observatory. It is only the fourth Observatory record and 12th Dungeness record of this very scarce migrant.

Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Dungeness   7th June 2020
However, the lepidoptera interest also extended to Dengemarsh where a fine Swallowtail butterfly was found and showed very well during the morning and early afternoon.
Swallowtail  Papilio machaon   Dengemarsh Road   7th June 2020
Sadly, there was no sign of yesterdays Rose-coloured Starling.