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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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9th Aug

Still very quiet for birds with the best being a single Black Tern. Five Mediterranean Gulls flew east this morning  and a  juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was among the gulls  at the fishing boats this evening. A Kingfisher was seen at the Long Pits again. Eight Wheatears were also new arrivals.

A Porpoise and a Common Seal were feeding off the fishing boats..

The moth traps were very disappointing but the small catch did include a Dusky Thorn and this super-looking Peach Blossom.
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis   Dungeness   9th Aug.2020.
A Lesser Emperor and five Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at the southern end of the Long Pits.

The first couple of flowering Autumn Lady's-tresses were found in the trapping area.
Autumn Lady's-tresses Spiranthes spiralis   Dungeness   9th August 2020on
Elsewhere today, another Monarch butterfly was seen in a private garden at Greatstone and this evening a Glossy Ibis dropped into the ARC Pit.