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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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19th May

Quiet on the land with just four House Martins, a Willow Warbler and two Spotted Flycatchers of note. Seawatching was marginally more interesting with 255 Common Scoters, a Shag, six Sanderlings and three Arctic Skuas being seen.

Eight Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

Two Grizzled Skippers, two Painted Ladies and a Small Heath were among the few butterflies seen.

The Early Purple Orchids flowered very late this year and some are in still reasonable condition with this individual being about the most impressive of them.

Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula   Dungeness