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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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7th Aug

Another scorching hot day with wall-to-wall sunshine and barely a breath of wind. Typically, hardly a migrant to be seen under these conditions but a Great White Egret made a sortie into observatory air space from the Reserve, a Snipe was flushed  at the Long Pits and a Grey Wagtail was seen at the Observatory. Only two Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch and passage offshore was virtually non-existent.

The number of moths coming to the traps is very low at the moment despite the warm nights. Maybe the clear skies and full moon are not helping. Having said that the traps this morning were high on quality with the star being a really golden Golden Twin-spot along with three Rest Harrows and a Palpita vitrealis. A Clouded Yellow was also seen alongside the power station wall,
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites   Dungeness   7th Aug.2020
A Lesser Emperor dragonfly was seen on the northern Long Pit and eight Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end.