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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.

24th July

A quiet day on the land with just four Willow Warblers and two Crossbills of note. It was Also very quiet offshore.

Ten Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

The highlight from the Observatory moth trap was a Pale Grass Eggar of the form obsoleta. However, this was completely overshadowed by the trapping of Pine-tree Lappet at Greatstone by Barry Banson. Although they breed in Invernesshire this is a very rare migrant away from here with only around five previous British records.
Pale Grass Eggar Lasiocampa trifolii form obsoleta   Dungeness   24th July 2020


Pine-tree Lappet Dendrolimus pini    Greatstone   24th July 2020
The Black-winged Stilt continues its stay at the ARC Pit.