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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

3rd June

Migration seems to be almost at a standstill now so a Turtle Dove which landed in the Lighthouse Gorse and then flew into the Trapping Area was a nice surprise. The second-year Iceland Gull was back on the beach again.

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore and the evenings entertainment was provided by another visit by the Badger. A Common Pipistrelle was also heard on the Bat Detector. 

Two Grizzled Skippers and three Brown Argus were seen but butterfly numbers remain generally low.


Badger Meles meles   Dungeness   3rd June 2021