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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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5th June

After a couple of near misses a Rose-coloured Starling finally made it into the Observatory Recording Area. It spent most of the day around the gardens at the top of the estate and gave superb views as it fed at some garden feeders. It was even heard singing on several occasions. At least one, but probably two, Red Kites flew over the area but other migrants remain scarce with just 15 Swifts and two House Martins of note overhead and 11 Mediterranean Gulls east offshore.

A Brown Hare was seen close to the Observatory.

Three Grizzled Skippers were seen and the moth traps produced 33 Diamond-backed Moths Plutella xylostella.

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus   Dungeness   5th June 2021

It was also a productive day elsewhere around the area with Bee-eaters heard or seen at Dengmarsh and at Belgar Farm just north of Lydd, the second-year Iceland Gull on Burrowes Pit and a Hooded Crow on the beach at Greatstone.