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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 July

A Common Treecreeper in the Old Lighthouse Garden this morning was the days unexpected highlight and continuing the woodland theme a Great Spotted Woodpecker and at least two Crossbills also flew over.

The best in the Observatory moth trap was another Oak Nycteoline but some pheromone luring for clearwings proved highly successful. Two Six-belted Clearwings were seen but the star of the show were Lunar Hornet Moths which came in droves within minutes to a lure in the trapping area.

Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis   Dungeness   7th July 2020

Elsewhere, the Black-winged Stilt continues its stay at the ARC Pit.