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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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31st Aug

The first calm morning for a few days produced a small arrival of commoner migrants and the clear highlight of a Wryneck which was caught in the moat. Other bits and pieces on the land included a Merlin, 24 Willow Warblers, five Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, three Whinchats, 90 Yellow Wagtails, 15 Grey Wagtails and four Tree Pipits.

Wryneck Jynx torquilla   Dungeness  31st August 2020.
The first to be ringed since 2007.
It was extremely quiet offshore.

A short visit to the trapping area around mid-day was notable for finding two Large Coneheads whilst the now regular nocturnal visit produced four individuals and six Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.
Large Conehead Ruspolia nitidula   Dungeness   31st August 2020