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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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12th Sep

There were a few birds of note on the land including a juvenile Cuckoo, 200 House Martins, 25 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, a Redstart, six Grey Wagtails and 40 Siskins.
We were able to catch three Grey Wagtails in the Crow Trap with images of two of them below.

Grey Wagtails Motacilla cinerea   Dungeness   12th September 2020
Two of the three birds ringed today. Previously only five birds had been ringed by the Observatory.
There was a decent movement of birds offshore during the day with 600 Gannets, 1272 Sandwich Terns, a Little Tern, two Great Skuas and 45 Arctic Skuas of note.

A small moth catch still produced two Delicates of note.

A Common Toad was found in the garden of one of the RNSSS Cottages.

Another evening foray into the trapping area produced ten Large Coneheads, three Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets and a good numbers of singing Tree Crickets. On our return to the Observatory a female Southern Oak Bush-cricket was also found.