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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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20th Aug

Very quiet on the land except for a Kingfisher at the Long Pits and a Pied Flycatcher in the Lighthouse Garden but there was a decent bit of passage on the sea with the obvious highlight of 29 Balearic Shearwaters along with a Great Skua and eight Arctic Skuas. A Little Gull was feeding at the Patch. 

Ten Porpoises and four Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

An evening visit to the Desert produced an excellent total of eight Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets (seven adults and one late-stage nymph). The Tree Cricket chorus was fantastic again and several Ectobius montanus were also seen.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phanoptera falcata   Dungeness   20th August 2020.

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pellucens   Dungeness   20th August 2020.