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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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2nd June

The highlight of the day on the birdfront was an all too brief Bee-eater which lingered for a few minutes around Southview Cottage before departing in a northerly direction.

Several Porpoises were feeding offshore, a Brown Hare was seen in the Desert and a Badger came in to the back garden again to feed on the spilled grain from the birdfeeders just before midnight.

Two Grizzled Skippers and two Brown Argus were the highlights among the few butterflies seen. A check of the weed patches around the Observatory was very productive with another three Ornate Shieldbugs being found so it looks like we have a breeding population here now. Five Brassica Bugs were also found.

Ornate Shieldbug Eurydema ornatum   Dungeness   2nd June 2021