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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. 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' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

7th Sep

Another morning with plenty of birds around although with nothing particularly unusual. The best of the grounded migrants were a Redstart, three Whinchats and a Pied Flycatcher in the moat along with a few commoner warblers, 30 Blackcaps, 575 Swallows, 100 House Martins, 120 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit.
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus   first-winter female   Dungeness   7th September 2020
An evening search for orthoptera produced 12 Large Coneheads and two Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets.

Today was notable for the chance to meet up with Jim Flegg for a meal at the Britannia. Until his recent retirement Jim Flegg was the Observatory's longest serving Trustee at 68 years and a small  presentation was made to acknowledge his involvement with the Observatory from when it was in its infancy until the present day. 
Jim Flegg Presentation   (Images by Caroline Flegg and David Walker)