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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 June

Three Mediterranean Gulls flew west and 640 Swifts flew over.

For the first time there were two Badgers in the Observatory Garden in the early hours of the morning.

Badgers Meles meles   Dungeness   19th June 2021

Another Delicate was trapped overnight but more surprising was only our seventh record of The Miller.

The Miller Acronicta leporina   Dungeness   19th June 2021

Elsewhere, a Rose-coloured Starling was seen on several occasions around the Sheep Corral on the RSPB Reserve, the Glossy Ibis continues its stay at ARC and the Hooded Crow continues to be seen along the beach between Littlestone and Greatstone.