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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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The Trustees.

15th May

Seawatching was very slow this morning but as the wind increased in the afternoon there was an improvement with a long watch producing two Great Skuas, six Pomarine Skuas and 11 Arctic Skuas of note. On the land a male Cuckoo and a Hobby were of interest but very little else could be found.

A Badger was feeding in the Observatory garden in the early hours of the morning. Two Porpoises were seen offshore.

The rare shieldbug Geotomus petiti has now been found at three site in the Observatory area following confirmation of the identity of two more specimens as of this species. 



 Geotomus petiti   Dungeness   11th May 2021
Found at a new site in the Trapping Area. 

Elsewhere, a Cattle Egret was a new arrival on the RSPB Reserve.