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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.

13th June

The Observatory's second Rose-coloured Starling of the spring (and fifth of the spring in the greater Dungeness area) was seen on several occasions during the morning and 44 Mediterranean Gulls were seen at the Patch.





Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus   Dungeness   13th June 2021

Two Porpoise and two Grey Seals were seen offshore.

Moth trapping produced the highlight of a Beautiful Marbled.

Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina   Dungeness   13th June 2021

The patch of ground at the front of the Observatory continues to provide plenty of floral interest with Pale Yellow-eyed Grass found today.


Pale Yellow-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium striatum   Dungeness   13th June 2021