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Corona Virus Update

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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The Trustees.

11th July

Not a great deal to report on the bird front.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were fairly quiet this morning. A later session with pheromone lures attracted four Lunar Hornet Moths but sadly they did not hang around for any photo opportunities. Three male Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at he southernmost end of the Long Pits. Large numbers of Large White, Red Admirals and Peacocks can be seen around the Point.

Further afield, the Black-winged Stilt continues to show itself at the ARC Pit and an immature Southern Migrant Hawker was seen  at New Romney.

Southern Migrant Hawker Aeshna affinis   New Romney   11th July 2020