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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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23rd July

Quiet on the bird front with just six Willow Warblers and a Sedge Warbler in the bushes and a Green Sandpiper, a few Sand Martins and 14 Yellow Wagtails passing overhead. Seven Mediterranean Gulls passed westwards in 90 minutes this morning.

Three Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping was a bit more productive last night with a Chevron, a Black Arches, a Tree-lichen Beauty and two Langmaid's Yellow Underwings of note 

Black Arches Limantria monacha and Tree-lichen Beauty Cryphia algae   Dungeness   23rd July 2020