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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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12th Aug

Hot and very humid again today but relieved by a brief spell of heavy rain which dropped in a few migrants including three Whinchats, a Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher whilst a Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail and 23 Yellow Wagtails passed overhead.
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca   Dugeness   12th August 2020

A Manx Shearwater flew east this morning and a juvenile Caspian Gull was found at the fishing boats in the afternoon.

The three moth traps were very productive last night with a Beautiful Marbled, a remarkable 17 Tree-lichen Beauty's, two Golden Twin-spots and a Jersey Tiger of great note. Four Holly Blue butterflies and a Lesser Emperor dragonfly were also seen today.

Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina,,  Golden Twin-spot   Chrysodeixis chalcites and
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria   Dungeness   12th August 2020 
Two Grey Seals were also seen