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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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1st Aug

Not a great deal to report on the bird migration front. The limited highlights were a Little Ringed Plover and two Grey Wagtails overhead this morning and a Common Sandpiper passing over at dusk.

The highlight of the night's moth trapping was a Vestal.
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria   Dungeness   1st August 2020
An evening search at the cricket patch produced one mature Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket, a few singing Tree Crickets and a dozen or so Ectobius montanus
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phanoptera falcata   Dungeness   1st August 2020
Barry Banson produced the moth of the day in the form of an Oak Processionary.
Oak Processionary Thaumetopoea processionea   Greatstone   1st August 2020