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We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting 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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26th Aug

After the riches of yesterday the seawatchihg was very slow with just two Sooty Shearwaters, 50 Bar-tailed Godwits, 95 Sanderlings, 91 Dunlin. three Little Terns and a Black Tern of note from over five hours of observations.
It was also quiet on the land with just four Willow Warblers in the bushes and a Greenshank and 46 Yellow Wagtails passing overhead.

One Porpoise was seen offshore and a Common Pipistrelle was picked up on the bat detector in the evening. 

Another Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found inside the Observatory and several Tree Crickets were seen in daylight while the evening ritual in the trapping area produced three Large Coneheads and six Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.  An adult Hawthorn Shieldbug and a nymph Green Shieldbug were also found.
Southern Oak Bush-cricket Meconema meridionale   Duungeness   26th August 2020

Tree Cricket Oecanthus pelluscens   Dungeness   26th August 2020