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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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16th Aug

There was a reasonable movement of waders overnight and during the morning with minimum totals of four Golden Plover, two Grey Plovers, 35 Ringed Plovers, four Turnstones, a Knot, eight Dunlin, a Snipe, three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper and a large flock of Redshanks. Grounded migrants included 40 Willow Warblers, six Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart, two Whinchats and 20 Wheatears. A total of 36 Yellow Wagtails also passed overhead.

At least one Porpoise was feeding offshore.

The moth traps produced another three Beautiful Marbled and also another Golden Twin-spot, a Cypress Pug and two Tree-lichen Beauty's of note.
Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   16th August 2020
Painted Ladies have been very scarce this year so a count of four was of note.